9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Repovesi National Park and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more). It doesn't end there: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola holiday maker tool.

Bucharest, Romania to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in July; daily highs in Kouvola reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Pori to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

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."