8 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Amsterdam

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku journey app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in August since evenings lows in Turku dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

Discover how to plan a Koli National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 9th (Mon): stop by Hameenkatu, then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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