8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark


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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
On the 2nd (Wed), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inari tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in January; daily highs in Inari reach 15°F and lows reach 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip website .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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