8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

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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 10th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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Finland travel guide

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."