20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nurmes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ilomantsi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kitee
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puumala
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu day trip planning site.

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Joensuu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Nurmes

— 2 nights
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nurmes Church. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park and then appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nurmes travel planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Nurmes takes 2 hours. In June in Nurmes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilomantsi.

Things to do in Nurmes

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Ilomantsi

— 1 night
Ilomantsi is municipality and a village of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and then get engrossed in the history at Mohko Ironworks Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ilomantsi online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Ilomantsi takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ilomantsi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kitee.

Things to do in Ilomantsi

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Kitee

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kitee Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kitee online visit planner.

You can drive from Ilomantsi to Kitee in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kitee

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Savonlinna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kitee to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puumala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Puumala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Lake Saimaa, pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church, then take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puumala trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Puumala in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Puumala

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Lappeenranta

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, don't miss a visit to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puumala to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Sapokka Water Garden, &more), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

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."