9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Akaslompolo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Akaslompolo is 7 hours. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary builder .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In February, Turku is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas & Wellness

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 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally stop by Artisaani.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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