8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kaunas in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route builder app.

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in August, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyWheel Helsinki, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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."