8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 day
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
Drive
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Puumala
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
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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 3rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden and then walk around Riverside Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Porvoo to Kotka by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

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 reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Puumala

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Puumala takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Puumala can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Puumala

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Puumala to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Mikkeli on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori and then brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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."