9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 1 night
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 6th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Levi is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Levi is minus 6 hours. In April, Levi is much colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Levi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Kotka

— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, visit Linden Esplanade, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Murulandia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."