5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at S/S Salama.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 3rd (Sat), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Adventure
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Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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