7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Tampere

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Thu), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route app .

Tampere to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Spas, #Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Pielinen, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park route builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary site .

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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