9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuuksio National Park.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Port of Spain in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Tue), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in November, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip tool .

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 November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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