8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spas

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori day trip tool .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

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.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi visit website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Pori to Levi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pori in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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