7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Lyon

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Helsinki

— 3 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: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Lyon, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lyon in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online road trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porvoo itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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."