11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Levi is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Turun Taidehalli, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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nights
Helsinki

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.
Do your shopping at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Artisaani. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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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."