8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Ranua
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Turku

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 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

Planning Tampere trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Levi: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranua road trip planning app .

Getting from Levi to Ranua by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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