8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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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 17th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the next day, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool .

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 33°F and 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island vacation planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in February, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimito Island to Mustasaari. February in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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 21st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in February, with highs in Levi at 24°F and lows at 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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