16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Asikkala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Design Museum, Kamppi Shopping Centre, Helsinki Cathedral, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey site.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Espoo online travel route planner.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. September in Espoo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall and then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti online journey maker.

Drive from Espoo to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Asikkala.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Asikkala

— 2 nights
Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Padasjoen Tuomastornit. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail and then learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Asikkala trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Asikkala takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Asikkala

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Repovesi National Park as well as Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip planning website.

Drive from Asikkala to Mikkeli in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castle Hill as well as Porvoo Old Town. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kamppi Shopping Centre. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): raise your glass at A21 Decades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online route planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."