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
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, then explore the activities along Kiikunlahde, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lahti online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hollola
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Kiikunlahde ©
Kiikunlahde
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori route tool .

Drive from Lahti to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Terranova and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Joensuu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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