9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Beirut
Fly:  11​h
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
Haemeenlinna
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Beirut

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Porvoo Swimming Pool, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then look for gifts at Willatar, then go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Porvoo is an approximately 11-hour flight. When traveling from Beirut in July, plan for slightly colder days in Porvoo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Willatar ©
Willatar
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Haemeenlinna.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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day
Haemeenlinna

Haemeenlinna ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Haemeenlinna travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Haemeenlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Haemeenlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Haemeenlinna

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Holy Cross Church
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Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Haemeenlinna to Tampere in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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