7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
Drive
6
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Turku
Drive
8
Helsinki
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then make a trip to Senate Square. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online travel route planner.

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, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porvoo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online vacation builder.

You can drive from Porvoo to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online road trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 day
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 5th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and then examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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."