10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Punkaharju
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Ahtari
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

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. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

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Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Punkaharju

— 2 nights
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.

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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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Joensuu

— 1 night
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.

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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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
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.

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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

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Ahtari

— 2 nights
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

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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."