6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Gibraltar
Fly:  10​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Gibraltar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gibraltar to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Gibraltar in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi travel planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by LAURI.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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