7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari road trip website .

Ponta Delgada, Portugal to Inari is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Azores Time (AZOT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, things will get much colder in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in October, expect Savonlinna to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Wildlife Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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