9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

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 3rd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is much colder than Lisbon - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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. On the 4th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning site .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Beaches 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.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in March, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Sat), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere online journey planner .

Fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

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