9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester


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1
day
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder website .

Manchester, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Akaslompolo is colder than Manchester - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 17th (Sun), gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In November, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kotka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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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 21st (Thu): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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

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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 23rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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