6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Mikkeli
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Miettila
— 1 night
Drive
5
Virolahti
— 1 night
Drive

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Helsinki to Vaasa is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Mikkeli on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Mikkeli in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta road trip app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miettila.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Miettila

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miettila road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Miettila in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Virolahti.

Things to do in Miettila

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Virolahti

— 1 night
Virolahti is the southeastern-most municipality of Finland on the border of the Russian Federation. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): browse the different shops at Zsar Outlet Village, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Harju Manor.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Virolahti using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miettila to Virolahti takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virolahti

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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."