7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Helsinki in August, with lows around 10°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kolovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, and then make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Rantasalmi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

2
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Savonlinna takes an hour. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta journey planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."