11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  14​h
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santalahti Nature Trail as well as Repovesi National Park. On the 19th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola driving holiday planning tool .

Hong Kong, China to Kouvola is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, things will get cooler in Kouvola: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Santalahti Nature Trail
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

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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 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta route planner.

Take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla day trip website .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Theme Parks, #Museums

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Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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