10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
2
Punkaharju
— 2 nights
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
5
Ahtari
— 2 nights

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Take a break from Lappeenranta with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli, and see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour planning app.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Repovesi National Park
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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nights
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Thu), explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

Before you visit Punkaharju, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Punkaharju takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Parikkala, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with Arctic Trainers SUP-center, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu tour app.

Traveling by car from Punkaharju to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Arctic Trainers SUP-center ©
Arctic Trainers SUP-center
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

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nights
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and then browse the different shops at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen.

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Getting from Kuopio to Ahtari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ahtari, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen ©
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

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