9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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. On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marian Kirkko
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Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kymi Church ©
Kymi 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip site .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Family-friendly places like Kid's Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Scandinavian Adventures in Akaslompolo (about 1 hour away). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in March, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Scandinavian Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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