9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Vaasa
— 1 night
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa online itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Vaasa is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip planning tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Kuopio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue, take an in-depth tour of Communications Centre Lokki, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally make a trip to Kenkavero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, take an in-depth tour of Suur-Savo Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kuopio to Mikkeli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Mikkeli. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
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 17th (Mon): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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