9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
7
Seinajoki
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
9
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
10
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Helsinki

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 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Lappeenranta on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta day trip website.

Getting from Porvoo to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel route planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Kauppahalli, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Seinajoki

— 1 night
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seinajoki trip tool.

Take a train from Oulu to Seinajoki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Tampere on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Seinajoki

Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere route planner.

Getting from Seinajoki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."