7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then stroll around Lilla holmen.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planning website.

Helsinki to Mariehamn is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

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 8th (Thu), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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 12th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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."