8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In January, Tampere is slightly colder than Reykjavik - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip planning tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Katajanokka.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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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."