7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  31​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Savonlinna is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In April, Savonlinna is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Pien. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Kansallisgalleria

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