9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Helsinki
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Katajanokka and then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at Siikalahti Wetland and Neitvuori. Step out of Savonlinna to go to Rantasalmi and see Linnansaari National Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Neitvuori, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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hours
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Design Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Senate Square ©
Senate Square
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Senate Square and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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