9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

1
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 15th (Sat), hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Mikkeli in 4 hours. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

2
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."