8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
Drive
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Puumala
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Before you visit Porvoo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Porvoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Kotka on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Kotka

— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 17th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden and then walk around Riverside Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Puumala on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Puumala

— 1 night
For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puumala trip site.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Puumala in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Puumala can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Puumala

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Puumala to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get great views at Neitvuori and then examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mikkeli tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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."