9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Vienna

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 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker app .

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pori vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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 2nd (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi vacation website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Pori to Levi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pori in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ranua trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Levi to Ranua by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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