9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Puumala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Rovaniemi

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.
You've now added Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planning website .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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 17th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Puumala on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Puumalan Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puumala trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Puumala takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Puumala can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Puumala

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation app .

Traveling by car from Puumala to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkala, Salpa Line
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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nights
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, appreciate the history behind Pietari Brahen Patsas, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then kick back and relax at Hiukka, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

Plan trip to Kajaani with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kajaani in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kajaani are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Sotkamo, Vuokatti
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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