9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo visit planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip app.

Drive from Porvoo to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park and then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 30th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): walk around Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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."