8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Miami International Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Katajanokka, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Miami - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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1
night
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally stop by Tea Shop Veistrom.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

3
nights
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 1st (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wingrens Dogsafaris, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi driving holiday tool.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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."