6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday maker site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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