6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Punkaharju
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Imatra, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online route maker.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Punkaharju

— 1 night
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Mon), stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Punkaharju vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Punkaharju in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Punkaharju are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Punkaharju to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In November in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will leave for Tampere on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

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 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday maker website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

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."