6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary 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 19th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Imatra, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip site.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trip

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Punkaharju

— 1 night
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Punkaharju trip builder tool.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Punkaharju by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Punkaharju, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuopio tour planner.

You can drive from Punkaharju to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Tampere on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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 22nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."