9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vienna

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 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Vienna, Austria to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Tampere. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vienna in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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 15th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

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Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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