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:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

1
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 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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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 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the next day, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku online attractions planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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night
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 18th (Thu): walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

Discover how to plan a Lappeenranta trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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