9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Naantali
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Kuusamo to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade and then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Highlights from your trip

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Yyteri Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kotka to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip website.

Getting from Pori to Naantali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Thu), walk around Hupisaaret Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu itinerary maker.

You can fly from Naantali to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."