8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Lafayette

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Lafayette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lafayette to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lafayette in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around 15°F and lows are around -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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