5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mikkeli
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Punkaharju
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Mikkeli on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get great views at Neitvuori and then head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli vacation planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality 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 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lieksa takes 4.5 hours. October in Lieksa sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Tue), stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punkaharju trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Lieksa to Punkaharju in 3 hours. In October in Punkaharju, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Pikkukirkko
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta day trip tool .

Drive from Punkaharju to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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