5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Geneva

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Geneva - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Shopping
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Taiga Colors ©
Taiga Colors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

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
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti
Spas & Wellness

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