7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Espoo online tour itinerary builder .

Helsinki to Espoo is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Espoo

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Hvittrask
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Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre ©
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Espoo to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the views from Karkisten Silta, snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, and then hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla route builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Karkisten Silta ©
Karkisten Silta
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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