9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
Drive
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Keuruu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Paris

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planning tool.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Kotka on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Kotka

— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On your second day here, stroll around Riverside Park and then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka road trip site.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Keuruu

— 1 night
Keuruu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keuruu road trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Keuruu in 4 hours. Traveling from Kotka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Keuruu, with lows of 10°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Naantali.

Things to do in Keuruu

Historic Sites
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Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Keuruu to Naantali in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanko vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Hanko takes 2.5 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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."