7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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3
Lappeenranta
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4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Hameenlinna
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Pori
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8
Rauma
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

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 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Kaunas in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo tour app.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 2nd (Mon): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lappeenranta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Hameenlinna

— 1 night
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Evo Hiking Area.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hameenlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks · Wildlife
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker.

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Tampere in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rauma vacation planner.

You can drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Fri), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

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."