6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
Fly
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Bergen, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Bergen in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

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

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lahti.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Apulandia.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahti tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Rauma to Lahti takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums
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Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 15th (Sun), stop by Stella.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Porvoo on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Porvoo online travel route planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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."