9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 day
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel route planner.

Naples, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Naples in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Porvoo road trip website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Kuopio

— 1 day
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio day trip planning site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
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Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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."