9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Monterrey


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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Monterrey, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Monterrey to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 21st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in February: high temperatures in Inari hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors 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
Akaslompolo

On the 25th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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