9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
night
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 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Aurinkolahti Beach
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Katajanokka

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Beach and Turku Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Pike's Gut about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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