8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In March, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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night
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 12th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vaasa in March, with highs in Levi at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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