8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Boston

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 29th (Fri), make a trip to Snow Village and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi vacation maker tool .

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in May, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 50°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall and then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping
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Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

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