10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
2
Punkaharju
— 1 day
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Telegrafberget, then trot along with Savijarvi Gard Manor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jarvenpaan kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Eijas Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church, and finally head off the coast to Kaunissaari.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo online itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Porvoo is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoo, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Jarvenpaan kirkko, St Michael Church, Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

1
day
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Punkaharju trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Punkaharju takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puumala wooden church, take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lappeenrannan raatihuone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, then get your game on at Flowpark, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally get your game on at HopLop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Punkaharju to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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HopLop ©
HopLop
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, make a trip to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then steep yourself in history at Detachment Kuhlmey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Imatra road trip app.

Imatra is just a short distance from Lappeenranta. In May, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruokolahti
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Ruokolahden Kellotapuli ©
Ruokolahden Kellotapuli

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get great views at Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Helsinki, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Katajanokka, then explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, and then walk around Kaivopuisto.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Parks · Museums
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Kaivopuisto ©
Kaivopuisto

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