8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 24th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Tue), hit the slopes at Ruka.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker.

Drive from Saariselka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 1 night

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 31st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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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."