12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, thenhunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Akaslompolo Sportshopfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Levi reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hit the slopes at Ruka, thenstop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, thensee the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip planning site.

Drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Tampere takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in January, with highs in Tampere at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

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 1st (Fri), kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Turku vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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