8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Tampere is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Tampere is cooler than Valletta - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 8th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
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 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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