8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online route planner.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in February: highs in Helsinki hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Tue), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Levi reach 24°F and lows reach 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planning site.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."