7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 1 night
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Austin


Helsinki — 1 night

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 17th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation builder.

Austin, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Helsinki at 48°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.
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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 19th (Tue): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours
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Tampere — 1 night

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online route maker.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in October, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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Finland travel guide

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."