11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London


2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere holiday maker site .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Tampere reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Mon), head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Ruka, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo journey planner .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -10°C and lows reach -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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.
On the 17th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
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.
On the 20th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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