8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria


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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online route planner .

Maspalomas, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 1st (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get interesting insight from Tours, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Kemi dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip tool .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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