4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Porvoo
Fly
3
Vaasa
Train
4
Rovaniemi
Fly
5
Savonlinna
Fly
6
Turku
Drive
7
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Minneapolis

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. In July, Helsinki is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Vaasa on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Porvoo to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave for Rauma on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma travel route planning site.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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."