13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
5
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Kotka (Sibelius Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more), Hamina Fortress (in Hamina) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Mannerheim Statue (in Mikkeli), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkala, Puumala, Mannerheim Statue, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thenponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Taitokortteli and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Ahtari Zoo, Old Church of Keuruu
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

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