6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
4
Punkaharju
— 1 night
Drive to Savonlinna Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday builder tool.

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 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Fri), make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Punkaharju.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Punkaharju

— 1 night
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Punkaharju visit planning app.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Punkaharju in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Punkaharju are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."