7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Berlin

1
night
Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki online road trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kouvola sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo route planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in May, with highs in Kuusamo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online journey planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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