8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon


1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder .

Lisbon, Portugal to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, Levi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in April, with highs in Imatra at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo

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 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Okra.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route builder app .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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