8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Pune 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.
On the 14th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

1
night
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 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

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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 17th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi online travel route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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."