8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Mall Galleria, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kummakivi Boulder
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, get outside with Anjan Puisto, then explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Naisvuori Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Park Mikkelipuisto, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and finally see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. George Church
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Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower
Pursialan hiidenkirnu ©
Pursialan hiidenkirnu

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Porvoo

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 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then stop by Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Porvoo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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