6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, glide peacefully along the water with Arctic Trainers SUP-center, then stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Joensuu.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio attractions planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then don't miss a visit to The Silent People.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Suomussalmi trip website.

Getting from Kuopio to Suomussalmi by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."