8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan


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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art ©
Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
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 3rd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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