17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Joensuu
— Few hours
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planner.

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. August in Joensuu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Lieksa on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
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3
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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Akka-Koli Hill, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Lieksa in 2 hours. August in Lieksa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

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You can drive from Lieksa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

5
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill) and Hamina (Hamina Fortress & Hamina Town Hall). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta holiday tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, then get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip planner.

Imatra is just a short distance from Lappeenranta. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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