6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Mikkeli
— 1 night
4
Punkaharju
— 1 night

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nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Cathedral of Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through Katajanokka, walk around Sibelius Monument, and look for gifts at MyGoodKnife Helsinki.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

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 moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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Pikkukirkko

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night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Kenkavero.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mikkeli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Punkaharju.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums
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Mikkelin Taidemuseo ©
Mikkelin Taidemuseo
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

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Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Punkaharju trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Mikkeli to Punkaharju by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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