24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Senate Square, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

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Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Kouvola

— 4 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Repovesi National Park and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Kotka (Maretarium, Sapokka Water Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Lappeenranta

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lappeenrannan kirkko and Lauritsala Church. Step out of Lappeenranta to go to Imatra and see Church of St. Nicholas, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
When in Savonlinna, make a side trip to see The Parikkala Sculpture Park in Parikkala, approximately Parikkala away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more) and Paateri (in Lieksa). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 7th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor and then stroll through Puijo Tower.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."