8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Duluth
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Duluth

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Artisaani, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site .

Duluth, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Duluth to Helsinki is 8 hours. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Duluth - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, then take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 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 22°F and lows reach 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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