9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Accra

1
night
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 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Accra, Ghana to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Accra to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Accra in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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day
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 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online visit planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Snow Village. On the 15th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get answers to all your questions at Levi Tourist Office.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi online holiday planner .

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 March, Levi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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