7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 day
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Ranua
— 1 night

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning app.

Riga, Latvia to Turku is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riga in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Turku, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Runeberg Park in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 29th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ranua trip app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Ranua in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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