7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Joensuu
Drive
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Helsinki is 1 hour. While traveling from Rome, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip app.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden and then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Joensuu holiday app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Korpikeidas, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Imatra takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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."