8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  16​h
End: Houston

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku visit planning site .

Houston, USA to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in February, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 32°F and lows about 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Tampere, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in February, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 24°F and 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in February, with highs in Helsinki at 33°F and lows at 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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