9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip builder .

Newark, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Kouvola. Prepare for slightly colder 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) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip website .

Drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Outdoors
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, Kuusamo is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 28°F and lows of 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online travel planner .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in March, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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