Route & dates
Fly: 4 h 45 min
Helsinki— 4 nights
Drive: 2 h
Turku— 3 nights
Fly + Foot + Bus: 4 h 45 min
Levi— 3 nights
Bus + Foot + Fly: 4 h 45 min
Tampere— 4 nights
Train + Fly: 5 h 45 min
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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.Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Runeberg Park (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Katajanokka, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.
To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.
Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Copenhagen - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.
Things to do in Helsinki
Linden Esplanade, Nuuksio National Park, Runeberg Park
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.
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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.
Things to do in Turku
Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip app.
You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.
Things to do in Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.
To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website.
You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Tampere
Vitikkala Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Yyteri Beach, Kallenaution Kievari
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