8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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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 10th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Sat), hit the slopes at Ruka.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo driving holiday site.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Ranua

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ranua vacation planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Ranua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kids' Land and Icekarting Levi. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 14th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip tool.

Drive from Ranua to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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 17th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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."