7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens


1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Turku in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Taiga Colors ©
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