8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Diego

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Shopping
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pakasaivo
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Levi to Koli National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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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 16th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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