9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary maker .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Lahti

Lahti
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Kuopio on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Museums
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2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 5th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, admire all the interesting features of Tahko Farmi, and then take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuopio online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lahti to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tahko Farmi, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Repovesi National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi & Lietvesi Scenic Road) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puumala, Lappeenranta, Olavinlinna Castle, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Walking tours

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