8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Paphos

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Paphos, Cyprus to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Paphos in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

2
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 6th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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night
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 8th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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nights
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 10th (Thu): explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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