7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, stroll around Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

1
night
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saarijarvi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Saarijarvi takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kuopio in September since evenings lows in Saarijarvi dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

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

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, 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 take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner.

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'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

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