9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day

2
nights
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.
Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Mangalore, India to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mangalore to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mangalore in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get your game on at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lappeenranta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Turku to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lappeenranta in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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