8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at S/S Salama, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route builder.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

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 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

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 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
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 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online trip builder.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."