6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Lyon

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker website.

Lyon, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Helsinki is 1 hour. In October, Helsinki is little chillier than Lyon - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for gifts at MyGoodKnife.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour builder website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): head off the coast to Kaunissaari.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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."