8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then get your game on at Kids' Land.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from London to Levi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Levi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in November; daily highs in Tampere reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 1 night
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 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, then have some family-friendly fun at InsideOut Productions, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Hvittrask and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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."