14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Bellevue Beach in Hanko--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Artisaani, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning website .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Photographic Centre Perifor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Harmonia, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Ruokapuoti Lumo
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Haihara Art Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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.
Do your shopping at Jemes Sport and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi journey planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Levi is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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