16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Tampa, Florida

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi route planning website .

Tampa, USA to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Tampa in December, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, 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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vitikkala Manor and Holy Cross Church. Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Change things up with a short trip to St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa in Sastamala (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Holy Cross Church, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Vitikkala Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Salo to see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Linden Esplanade, Bellevue Beach, 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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