8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Istanbul

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 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you will find days in Tampere are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are much colder (-7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Levi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Anhavafor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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