8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Prague in December since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotka vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kotka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

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

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kotka to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kotka in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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