9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder .

Lisbon, Portugal to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Turku is 2 hours. In January, Turku is colder than Lisbon - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 31st (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), hit the slopes at Ruka, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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