9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lahti online journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
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 explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, experience rural life at Tahko Farmi, and then take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Mikkeli

— 2 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Olavinlinna Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi & Lietvesi Scenic Road) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."