7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Oulu

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oulu driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Oulu. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then examine the collection at Terranova.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour site .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

Make your Lieksa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lieksa by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Lieksa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Museums
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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