8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

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 22nd (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip app.

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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 23rd (Mon): stroll through Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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Tampere

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 (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey maker tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, engage your brain at Heureka, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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."