7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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

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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 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyWheel Helsinki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, get advice or help at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stop by Naantali Old Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 3rd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the exhibits of S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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."