7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Espoo
— Few hours
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Espoo trip planner.

London, UK to Espoo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Espoo due to the time zone difference. August in Espoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuopio.

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, hike along Saaristokatu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Espoo to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

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#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 19th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Honkaniemi Beach and then kick back and relax at Utra Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Joensuu by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Joensuu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

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#Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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