8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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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 24th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Helsinki is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi visit planner.

You can fly from Kouvola to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kouvola in October; daily highs in Levi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip planning tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Vaasa: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Sat), let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
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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."