7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Southern Finland
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Western Finland
— Few hours
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Petajavesi
— 2 nights
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Southern Finland

Home to some of Finland's most vibrant cities, Southern Finland brims with cultural and architectural tourist attractions, plus a quirky and lively nightlife scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko. On the next day, stroll around Kumparepuisto Park, stroll around Riverside Park, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Southern Finland trip builder tool.

Helsinki to Southern Finland is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Southern Finland

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally stroll around Kupittaa Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions website.

Drive from Southern Finland to Turku in 3 hours. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Western Finland.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
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Western Finland

Encompassing historical cities, swathes of countryside, and a stunning coastline, Western Finland offers a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get outside with Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Western Finland attractions planner.

You can drive from Turku to Western Finland in 3.5 hours. In May in Western Finland, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Western Finland

Outdoors

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Petajavesi

Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, and finally see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet. On your second day here, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, and then trek along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Petajavesi trip site.

You can drive from Western Finland to Petajavesi in 1.5 hours. May in Petajavesi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

4.1
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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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