8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h
1
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lappeenranta
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Joensuu
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Jyvaskyla
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

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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.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip site .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
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Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamina road trip website .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Hamina takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites
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Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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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 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip planning tool .

Drive from Hamina to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online route builder .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Valamo Monastery. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Joensuu tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start your trip to Kuopio by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Jyvaskyla on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You've now added The Alvar Aalto Museum to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start your trip to Pori by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toRauma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rauma driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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