4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
Drive
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Imatra
Drive
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Mikkeli
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum of Manes.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Geneva to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in September, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Imatra is just a short distance from Lappeenranta. In September, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Jyvaskyla on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla vacation planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Spas · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Spas · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."