7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get your bearings at Oodi Central Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

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The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Wed), hike along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku visit planning website.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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."