7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal


1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 21st (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then gain insight at Kid's Land.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planner .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

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Spas & Wellness
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Henry. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi ©
Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi

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