9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 day
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 10th (Sun), trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip site.

Newark, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Kouvola, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in March: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 35°F and lows are around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Turku

— 1 night
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 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Turku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Nature
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in March: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 28°F and lows are around 12°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Inari

— 1 day
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 14th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inari online holiday planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."