7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

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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 3rd (Fri), wander the streets of Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, view the masterpieces at Okra, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Levi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku online day trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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