8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kazan
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
End: Kazan

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then stroll around Fredrika Runebergs Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Kazan, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kazan to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Kazan - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, explore the galleries of S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

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 18th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the views from Hameensilta.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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