9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker app .

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vaasa are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in April: highs in Levi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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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 9th (Tue): choose your vessel at Lana, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Akaslompolo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Lana ©
Lana

2
nights
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 10th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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