7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hietaniemi Cemetery and Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka Church (in Kotka), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja (in Lohja). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, and explore the galleries of Submarine Vesikko.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Denver to Helsinki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Finnish Aviation Museum, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, the Church of St. Lawrence in Lohja, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olavinlinna Castle. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at S/S Salama and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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