20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nurmes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ilomantsi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kitee
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Puumala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
9
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
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: Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more) and Paateri (in Lieksa). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Joensuu

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Nurmes

Nurmes ©
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 find where to stay, more things to do, 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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenportti National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Nurmes Church ©
Nurmes Church

1
night
Ilomantsi

Ilomantsi ©
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 reviews, where to stay, more things to do, 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
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Mohko Ironworks Museum ©
Mohko Ironworks Museum

1
night
Kitee

Kitee ©
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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, 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

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, 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.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, 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

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, and contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta route planner.

Drive from Puumala to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Imatra, Woikosken Automuseo, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

Plan a trip to Porvoo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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nights
Helsinki

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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