11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Levi

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.

To see where to stay, more things to do, 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 Trails 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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, 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 take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Turku

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 Photographic Centre Peri, 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 reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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