24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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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 difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Kouvola

— 5 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Repovesi National Park and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

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.
Kids will enjoy Lappeenrannan kirkko and Communications Centre Lokki. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Imatra (Tainionkosken Church & Church of St. Nicholas). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and relax and rejuvenate at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Neitvuori and Finnish Forest Museum Lusto. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Rapio Mill (in Juva), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more) and Paateri (in Lieksa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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."