8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Wallis Karaoke Bar has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Wallis Karaoke Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Spas

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 18th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally raise your glass at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday app .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

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