4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Porvoo
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You've now added Porvoo Old Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porvoo day trip planner.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. December in Porvoo sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lappeenranta.
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Porvoo to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Porvoo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lappeenranta, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ukko-Koli Hill as well as Pielinen. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paateri and then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You've now added s/s Punkaharju to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a tour by water with s/s Punkaharju, see the interesting displays at Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna visit planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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."