7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland and then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla road trip planning app.

Vaasa to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Joensuu takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip builder.

Drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

1
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta road trip tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites
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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."