7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary builder

Make it your trip
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
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27
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history 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 don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, visit Katajanokka, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Tue), walk around Kultaranta Garden, get your bearings at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Naantali Old Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Fri), examine the collection at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then 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.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta tour builder site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."