8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
Drive
3
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip maker website.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder and then get great views at Neitvuori.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli day trip website.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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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."