8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Sotkamo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, then get engrossed in the history at Hanko Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanko vacation maker tool .

Helsinki to Hanko is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In December in Hanko, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Pori.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hanko Museum ©
Hanko Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip site .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Pori takes 3.5 hours. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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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 26th (Wed): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Pori to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pori 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 Sotkamo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Hiukka, then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online road trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Sotkamo by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Sotkamo reach -2°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sotkamo in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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