7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saarijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
End: Turku

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.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kuopio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuopio: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

1
night
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saarijarvi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Saarijarvi takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Saarijarvi when traveling from Kuopio in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On your second day here, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

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You can drive from Saarijarvi to Turku in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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