13-Day Finland road trip from Helsinki to Lappeenranta, Varkaus, Jyvaskyla, Tampere, and Turku

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13 days & 12 nights
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 13-day road trip through Finland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Helsinki, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Parikkala, Savonlinna, Varkaus, Kuopio, Siilinjärvi, Jyvaskyla, Mänttä-Vilppula, Raikku, Tampere, Rauma, Turku, and Jänessaari. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Finland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 5 nights in Helsinki, 1 night in Lappeenranta, 1 night in Varkaus, 1 night in Jyvaskyla, 2 nights in Tampere, and 2 nights in Turku. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Finland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Helsinki, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Finland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Finland. Kauppatori and Senate Square are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Helsinki, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Parikkala, Savonlinna, Varkaus, Kuopio, Siilinjärvi, Jyvaskyla, Mänttä-Vilppula, Raikku, Tampere, Rauma, Turku, and Jänessaari, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Finland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Finland.

Throughout your road trip in Finland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Finland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Finland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Finland today!

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 5 nights
Photo of Library in Virrat, Finland.Virrat
Varkaus - city in FinlandVarkaus / 1 night
Rauma - city in NorwayRauma
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of lakes and forest in Imatra, Finland.Imatra
Savonlinna - city in FinlandSavonlinna
Kuopio - city in FinlandKuopio
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka
Photo of the town of Lappeenranta from the fortress Linnoitus.Lappeenranta / 1 night
Jyväskylä - city in FinlandJyväskylä / 1 night
Early autumn morning panorama of the Port of Turku, Finland, with Turku Castle at background.Turku / 2 nights
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 2 nights

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Photo of scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland.Market Square
Senate Square, Kruununhaka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSenate Square
Photo of Statue of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, at Esplanadi park avenue in Helsinki, Finland.Esplanadi park
Photo of entrance gate and ticket office of the Korkeasaari Zoo. It is the largest zoo in Finland, located on the island.Korkeasaari Zoo
Photo of aerial View of Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland.Temppeliaukio Church
Photo of Helsinki Cathedral over city center in spring, Finland.Helsinki Cathedral
Photo of Turku Castle is the largest medieval building in Finland, Turku, Finland.Turku Castle
Photo of art gallery Ateneum. Museum of Finnish, international art.Ateneum
Photo of the Kaivopuisto park and Harakka island on the background, Helsinki, Finland.Kaivopuisto
Photo of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Church in Katajanokka district of the Old Town in Helsinki, Finland.Uspenski Cathedral
Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
Photo of the National Museum of Finland ,Helsinki, Finland.National Museum of Finland
Photo of Sibelius Monument (artist Eila Hiltunen, 1967) dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in Helsinki Sibelius Park, it consists more than 600 hollow steel pipes, Helsinki, Finland.Sibelius Monument
Photo of Vapriikki Museum, Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight, Tampere, Finland.Museum Centre Vapriikki
Photo of bridge to the Olavinlinna Olofsborg, the 15th-century medieval three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland.Olavinlinna Castle
Photo of Natural History museum is located next to Finnish parliament building and attracts tourists all year long, Helsinki, Finland.Finnish Museum of Natural History
Sibelius Park, Taka-Töölö, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSibelius Park
Photo of Scene of Kuopio Market Square, with stalls, the town hall, locals and visitors, in Kuopio, Finland.Kuopio Market Square
Finlayson Factory Area, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandFinlayson Factory Area
Kaisaniemi ParkKaisaniemi Park
SärkänniemiSärkänniemi
Kupittaa Park, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKupittaa
Photo of Old Rauma town hall, the only stone building among hundreds of wooden houses, Finland.Old Rauma
Hatanpää Park Arboretum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHatanpää Park Arboretum
Photo of Turku Cathedral in Turku, Finland.Turku Cathedral
SkyWheel Helsinki, Katajanokka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSkyWheel Helsinki
Koskipuisto ParkKoskipuisto
Savonlinna Market SquareSavonlinna Market Square
Photo of spillway on hydroelectric power station dam Imatrankoski, Imatra, Finland.Imatrankoski
Vehoniemi Automobile Museum, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi automobile museum
Photo of great Public park Sapokka in Kotka town, Finland.Sapokka
Katariina Seaside Park, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKatariina Seaside Park‎
Old Church Park, Kamppi, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandOld Church Park
Botanic Garden of Turku, Ruissalo, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandBotanic Garden of Turku
Serlachius-museo Gösta, taidemuseo, Mänttä-Vilppula, Ylä-Pirkanmaan seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandGösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Parikkala Sculpture Park, Parikkala, Imatran seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandParikkala Sculpture Park
Aboa Vetus Ars NovaAboa Vetus Ars Nova
The Old Great SquareOld Great Square
Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAdventure Park Seikkailupuisto
Photo of the new sea museum Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland.Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLanginkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
Building of Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, one of the the wooden house that survived the great fire of 1827 in Turku, FinlandLuostarinmäki
The Forum Marinum Museum and giant Daisy in TurkuForum Marinum
Serlachius Museum - Gustaf, Mänttä-Vilppula, Ylä-Pirkanmaan seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSerlachius Museum - Gustaf
Kasurila, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKasurila
Valkeisenlammen puisto
Museum of Kuopio, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMuseum of Kuopio
Vehoniemi Observation Tower, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi observation tower

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Day 1

Day 1 – Helsinki - arrival day

  • Helsinki - Arrival day
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  • Esplanadi park
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Welcome to Helsinki, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Finland! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 4 nights immersing yourself in Helsinki's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Helsinki is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Helsinki. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Finland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Helsinki. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Elevate your stay in Helsinki by dining at this Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 2 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Palace consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Another popular dining spot in Helsinki is Finnjävel Salonki, which holds a rating of 1 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its contemporary menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to Finnjävel Salonki’s culinary excellence.

If you’re in the mood to try something different, consider reserving a table at Olo. This celebrated dining spot in Helsinki is renowned for its creative meals and modern menu. Countless guests have praised this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 1 Michelin-star status.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Helsinki. Kaisla often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Roasberg. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,256 customers.

One Pint Pub is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 796 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Helsinki

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Drive 3 km, 48 min

  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Senate Square
  • Market Square
  • SkyWheel Helsinki
  • Uspenski Cathedral
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Helsinki has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Helsinki by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Finland that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Helsinki has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Finland by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Helsinki. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Don't miss out on experiencing Restaurant Kuu, a renowned dining spot in Helsinki. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 977 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Ravintola Ragu while immersing yourself in Helsinki. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 924 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Restaurant Farang, a beloved dining establishment within Helsinki. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,081 satisfied customers.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Liberty or Death, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 685 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Finland.

If you would like to try another place, Restaurant Vltava is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Helsinki, this bar is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 5,124 customers.

Hotel Kämp is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Hotel Kämp has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,508 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Helsinki

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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Sibelius Monument
  • Sibelius Park
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • National Museum of Finland
  • Kaivopuisto
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Day 3 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Helsinki. You have 2 nights left in Helsinki. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Finland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Helsinki.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Restaurant HOKU, an acclaimed dining establishment in Helsinki. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 966 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Restaurant Savotta while experiencing the best of Helsinki. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,076 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Ravintola Nerone, an elegant culinary destination in Helsinki. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 951 previous guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Ravintola Teerenpeli, one of the best bars in the city. Ravintola Teerenpeli is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Helsinki. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,025 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Restaurant Teatteri. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,757 customers.

The Riff also belongs to the list of the best bars in Helsinki, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,017 customers.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Finland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Helsinki

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Drive 11 km, 1 hour

  • Korkeasaari Zoo
  • Kaisaniemi Park
  • Ateneum
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
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On day 4 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Helsinki. You’ll stay in Helsinki for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Helsinki's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Restaurant Merimakasiini while you’re in Helsinki. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 992 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Helsinki is Ravintola Nokka. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 744 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

While in Helsinki, enjoy Restaurant Elite’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 875 satisfied guests.

One of the best bars in Helsinki you could visit tonight after your dinner is Praha. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,232 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Bar Loose. This bar is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,153 customers.

Locals also enjoy Beaver Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 574 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Finland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lappeenranta

  • Kotka
  • Lappeenranta
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Drive 251 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sapokka
  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Kotka and Lappeenranta. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Lappeenranta. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kotka. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 35 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,703 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Katariina Seaside Park‎. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,357 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

Sapokka is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,810 visitors.

When you’re finished at Sapokka, the perfect next stop is Maritime Centre Vellamo. This maritime museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,802 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Lappeenranta. This car ride takes around 1 hour 21 min.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Lappeenranta. Lappeenranta offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Lappeenranta.

Make sure to reserve a table at The Kitchen, an iconic dining spot in Lappeenranta. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 813 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Angus Steak & Wine while in Lappeenranta. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, treasured by 739 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Kehruuhuone Oy, a favorite in Lappeenranta. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 610 discerning guests.

Ravintola Teerenpeli is one of the best bars in Lappeenranta and the perfect place for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 526 customers.

You may also want to check out Ravintola Wolkoff. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your celebrations. Ravintola Wolkoff is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 310 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Pikku Pete Pub. Pikku Pete Pub has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 233 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Finland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Imatra, Parikkala, Savonlinna, and Varkaus

  • Savonlinna
  • Imatra
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Drive 248 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Imatrankoski
  • Parikkala Sculpture Park
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • Savonlinna Market Square
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your road trip in Finland, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Imatra, Parikkala, Savonlinna, and Varkaus. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Varkaus. Varkaus will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Imatra. This car ride takes around 29 min.

Kick off the day at Olavinlinna Castle, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This stronghold is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,676 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Savonlinna Market Square. Savonlinna Market Square is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 3,683 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Savonlinna, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Varkaus may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in Varkaus, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Varkaus, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Varkaus's best restaurants.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Container Restaurant Morton Varkaus. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Varkaus has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 739 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Iskender Kebab Pizzeria should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Varkaus, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 653 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Kisa-Grilli-Bar. This highly regarded restaurant in Varkaus has earned a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 588 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Terrace Cafe Torni, one of the best bars in the city. Terrace Cafe Torni is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Varkaus. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 258 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Ravintola Lännentie 66 Ky. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 150 customers.

O'Harry's Irish Bar also belongs to the list of the best bars in Varkaus, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 108 customers.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Kuopio, Siilinjärvi, and Jyvaskyla

  • Kuopio
  • Jyväskylä
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Drive 261 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Valkeisenlammen puisto
  • Kuopio Market Square
  • Museum of Kuopio
  • Kasurila
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On day 7 of your road trip in Finland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Kuopio, Siilinjärvi, and Jyvaskyla. In the evening, you’ll end up in Jyvaskyla, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Varkaus, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Kuopio. This drive usually takes around 57 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Siilinjärvi’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Kuopio behind. This drive usually takes around 18 min. Siilinjärvi welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Jyvaskyla, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Jyvaskyla. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Reserve a table at Viikinkiravintola Harald, a renowned restaurant in Jyvaskyla. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 954 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Konttiravintola Morton Jyväskylä while in Jyvaskyla. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 772 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Jyvaskyla at Ravintola Kissanviikset, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 563 customers.

Experience the local nightlife scene. Musta Kynnys is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 633 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar among locals like Restaurant Pöllöwaari. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 438 bar-goers.

Harry's is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,298 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Mänttä-Vilppula, Raikku, and Tampere

  • Tampere
  • Virrat
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Drive 208 km, 2 hours 55 min

  • Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
  • Serlachius Museum - Gustaf
  • Vehoniemi automobile museum
  • Vehoniemi observation tower
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Mänttä-Vilppula, Raikku, and Tampere, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Tampere. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Mänttä-Vilppula, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Jyvaskyla to Mänttä-Vilppula may take around 1 hour 11 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Journey into the unknown at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,245 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Serlachius Museum - Gustaf is a recommended place to visit. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 908 reviews.

After soaking in Mänttä-Vilppula’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Raikku. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 10 min. When you arrive in Raikku, it's time to take a break from the road.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Vehoniemi automobile museum. This automobile museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,012 visitors.

Vehoniemi observation tower is another popular attraction you could visit today. This observation tower has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 177 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Tampere. Tampere offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Tampere's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Brewery Restaurant Plevna. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Tampere boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 3,975 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Tampere is Restaurant Harald. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,504 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Pella’s cafe, in Tampere. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,555 satisfied customers.

To get a drink at one of the best bars in the city, go to Moro Sky Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,550 customers.

If you’d like to continue your evening somewhere else, we recommend heading to Beer Restaurant Konttori. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,208 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 272 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 11 km, 50 min

  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Särkänniemi
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Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Tampere for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Tampere has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Tampere offers and add your favorites to your Finland travel package below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Tampere's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at Ravintola Coussicca, an iconic dining spot in Tampere. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,225 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Restaurant Tampella while in Tampere. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,192 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Ravintola Borneo, a favorite in Tampere. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 708 discerning guests.

Café Europa is one of the best bars you can visit in Tampere tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 758 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Pub Simon. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 542 customers.

Alternatively, try Bar K. Bar K is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Finland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Rauma and Turku

  • Tampere
  • Rauma
  • Turku
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Koskipuisto
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Old Rauma
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On day 10 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Finland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Tampere, Rauma, and Turku. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Turku, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Journey into the unknown at Finlayson Factory Area, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,941 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Koskipuisto is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,750 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Tampere is Museum Centre Vapriikki. This spectacular museum gets over 185,000 visitors every year. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,742 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Tampere offers an experience you will remember.

Set your GPS to Rauma and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Rauma beckons with new experiences!

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Rauma, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Turku. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 14 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Turku, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Turku.

Indulge in an exquisite Bib Gourmand dining experience at Kaskis. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Kaskis consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Another favorite dining locale in Turku is Restaurant Kuori. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 644 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Turku, enjoy Pippurimylly’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,851 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Panimoravintola Koulu for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,279 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Walo Rooftop Bar. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 864 customers, it's safe to say that Walo Rooftop Bar promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend Uusi Apteekki Pub. This bar, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 770 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Finland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Turku and Jänessaari

  • Turku
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Kupittaa
  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Forum Marinum
  • Turku Castle
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
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Day 11 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Turku has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Turku by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Turku, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Turku below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Turku. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Reserve a table at Pub Niska, a renowned restaurant in Turku. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,843 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Delhi Darbar while in Turku. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,697 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Turku at Restaurant Tintå, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,446 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Hunter's Inn is one of the best bars in Turku for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 747 customers.

Kerttulin Kievari is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 216 customers.

Alternatively, check out Tårget. This popular place has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars, as rated by 1,834 customers.

Say good night to Turku and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Turku and Helsinki

  • Turku
  • Helsinki
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 17 min

  • Turku Cathedral
  • Old Great Square
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
  • Luostarinmäki
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Turku and Helsinki. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Helsinki. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Drop by the renowned Turku Cathedral. This popular lutheran cathedral has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,745 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Old Great Square. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,995 visitors, this square deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Aboa Vetus Ars Nova. This museum has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,996 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Luostarinmäki. This cup marked stones and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,736 local and international travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Turku and set your GPS to Helsinki. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 53 min. Upon reaching Helsinki, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Helsinki, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Helsinki's best restaurants.

Book a table at Ravintola Aino, a famous dining establishment in Helsinki. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 792 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Helsinki is Restaurant Pompier, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.6 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 560 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Helsinki’s Restaurant Savoy for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 555 satisfied diners.

Base Bar is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 449 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Helsinki we recommend is Olutravintola Pikkulintu Ruttopuisto, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 358 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Finland.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Helsinki - departure day

  • Helsinki - Departure day
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  • Old Church Park
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Day 13 of your road trip in Finland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Helsinki before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Optimize your last day in Finland and go on a shopping spree in Helsinki’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Finland, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

Before you conclude your road trip in Finland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Helsinki.

You’ll then say farewell to Helsinki. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Finland!

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