9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 6th (Sat), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

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

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Levi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Room Escape Games
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku journey planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
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): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

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 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally have fun at Murulandia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Room Escape Games

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