9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

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 19th (Thu): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lahti Ski Museum as well as Lahti Sports Center.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti attractions planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Museums
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

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Getting from Lahti to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip website .

Fly from Pori to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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