7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Carelicum, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally look for gifts at Taitokortteli.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu online trip maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Joensuu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Joensuu hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Carelicum ©
Carelicum
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip app .

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach