7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
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12
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14
15
16
17

1
day
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere visit planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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2
nights
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 12th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, get a dose of the wild on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online journey maker.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in October, with highs in Levi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then trek along Hiidenvuori, then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally get in on the excitement at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kouvola takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in October; daily highs in Kouvola reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

2
nights
Helsinki

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.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."