7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Tampere to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Spas & Wellness

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 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in February, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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.
On the 5th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In February, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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