8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Manama in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then stroll through Kids' Land.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Tue), let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Tampere by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Daughter of the Baltic

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 (Wed), find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."