14-Day Finland Road Trip from Helsinki to Kotka, Imatra, Mikkeli, Tampere, and Turku

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Duration
14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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14 days included
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Explore the best of Finland on a 14-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Helsinki, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Imatra, Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Rauma, Turku, and Jänessaari. This road trip itinerary in Finland seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Finland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Helsinki, 2 nights in Kotka, 1 night in Imatra, 1 night in Mikkeli, 3 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, Kouvola, Imatra, Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Hämeenlinna, 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 4 nights
Rauma - city in NorwayRauma
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of lakes and forest in Imatra, Finland.Imatra / 1 night
Jänessaari
Savonlinna - city in FinlandSavonlinna
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka / 2 nights
Photo of the town of Lappeenranta from the fortress Linnoitus.Lappeenranta
South Savo - region in FinlandSouth Savo / 1 night
Hämeenlinna - city in FinlandSouthern Finland
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 / 3 nights
Kouvola - city in FinlandKouvola

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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
Museum of Contemporary Art KiasmaMuseum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
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
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
Tykkimäen huvipuistoTykkimäen huvipuisto
Koskipuisto ParkKoskipuisto
Savonlinna Market SquareSavonlinna Market Square
Photo of spillway on hydroelectric power station dam Imatrankoski, Imatra, Finland.Imatrankoski
Photo of great Public park Sapokka in Kotka town, Finland.Sapokka
Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSandcastle Lappeenranta
Katariina Seaside Park, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKatariina Seaside Park‎
Moomin Museum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMoomin Museum
Botanic Garden of Turku, Ruissalo, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandBotanic Garden of Turku
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
Lusto's main building on the right and the extension on the left.Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
Medieval Tampere cathedral in Finland (Finnish Tampereen tuomiokirkko, Swedish Tammerfors domkyrka) is a church in Tampere, Finland. The cathedral was built between 1902 and 1907.Tampere Cathedral
Näsi Park, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNäsi Park
Photo of National Romantic granite building of Turku Art Museum, Finland.Turku Art Museum
The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland, Keskusta 1, Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinnan seutukunta, Kanta-Häme, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland
The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Finnish Labor Museum Werstas
Southern ParkSouthern Park, Tampere
Photo of Sibeliuksenpuisto, Kotka, Finland.Sibeliuksenpuisto
Prison MuseumPrison Museum
The Johanna Oras Art Manor, Punkaharju, Savonlinna, Savonlinnan seutukunta, South Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Johanna Oras Art Manor
Sibelius Childhood Home, Keskusta 3, Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinnan seutukunta, Kanta-Häme, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSibelius Childhood Home

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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 3 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. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Esplanadi park or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Helsinki. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Finland. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

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.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Lappi Ravintola, a top-rated dining spot in Helsinki. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurant Vltava, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Löyly Helsinki. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Helsinki.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Base Bar after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to One Pint Pub, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Liberty or Death also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 8 km, 46 min

  • Market Square
  • Senate Square
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park
  • Sibelius Monument
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Helsinki for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Kauppatori. This market square is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 25,097 visitors.

Senate Square is another popular attraction you could visit today. This point of interest has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 18,455 visitors.

Helsinki Cathedral is also highly recommended by travelers. This lutheran cathedral has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,211 visitors.

Sibelius Park is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 5,509 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is Sibelius Monument. This sculpture has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,019 travelers.

Your discoveries in Helsinki do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Helsinki on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Helsinki. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Ravintola Nokka, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Hotel Kämp boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Ravintola Teerenpeli. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Helsinki.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Kaisla, known for its inviting atmosphere. Beaver Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Praha provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 15 km, 2 hours 41 min

  • Kaivopuisto
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Ateneum
  • Korkeasaari Zoo
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Day 3 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Helsinki. You have 1 night left in Helsinki. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Kick off the day at Kaivopuisto, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This neighbourhood of helsinki is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,621 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Uspenski Cathedral. Uspenski Cathedral is an eastern orthodox cathedral with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,146 reviews.

Ateneum is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This art museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,449 visitors. In a single year, this art museum hosts approximately 400,000 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Korkeasaari Zoo. This zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 12,452 visitors. Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo means you'll be one of 498,266 people who do so every year.

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.

As you explore more of Helsinki, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Restaurant Pompier, a top-rated dining destination in Helsinki. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Kappeli, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Restaurant Farang. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Helsinki this evening.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at The Riff, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Roasberg provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Helsinki and Kotka

  • Kotka
  • Helsinki
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Drive 135 km, 2 hours 14 min

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio Church
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Finland. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Helsinki. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Kotka, which will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

Kotka’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Helsinki behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 39 min. Kotka welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. This museum is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 7,063 visitors.

Finnish Museum of Natural History is another popular attraction you could visit today. This natural history museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,155 visitors.

National Museum of Finland is also highly recommended by travelers. More than 447,139 people visit this top attraction every year. This national museum has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,147 visitors.

Temppeliaukio Church is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This cave church is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 11,662 reviews.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Kotka. 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.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Vausti, a top-rated dining spot in Kotka. If you're in the mood for something new, try Canttiini, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Keisarinsatama. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Kotka.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Players Sports Bar, known for its inviting atmosphere.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Finland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Kotka

  • Kotka
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sapokka
  • Sibeliuksenpuisto
  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Kotka has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Kotka by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

When you're ready to see some sights, Katariina Seaside Park‎ is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,357 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Sapokka. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,810 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Sibeliuksenpuisto. The park has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 590 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Maritime Centre Vellamo. This maritime museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,802 reviews.

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this museum, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,703 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Kotka on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

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

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Maritime Centre Vellamo, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Ravintola India Palace beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Tai Hing. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Kotka tonight.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Finland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Kotka, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, and Imatra

  • Imatra
  • Lappeenranta
  • Kouvola
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Drive 182 km, 2 hours 28 min

  • Tykkimäen huvipuisto
  • Sandcastle Lappeenranta
  • Imatrankoski
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will explore Lappeenranta, Kouvola, and Imatra, 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 Imatra. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Make Imatrankoski one of your first sightseeing stops in Imatra. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,034 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Lappeenranta. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 3 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make Sandcastle Lappeenranta your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 3,011 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kouvola. This drive usually takes around 45 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Tykkimäen huvipuisto is a great place to start. This amusement park is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,794 visitors.

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

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

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Restaurant Buttenhoff and Café Julia, a top-rated dining destination in Imatra. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ravintola Havanna Kebab Pizzeria, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Kent - Pizza & Steak House. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Imatra this evening.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Osmo's Cosmos Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Kuohu Bar offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Imatra. Pub Vahti is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Imatra, Savonlinna, and Mikkeli

  • South Savo
  • Savonlinna
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Drive 229 km, 3 hours 9 min

  • Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
  • The Johanna Oras Art Manor
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • Savonlinna Market Square
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Savonlinna. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Mikkeli. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Mikkeli. This car ride takes around 1 hour 18 min.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Olavinlinna Castle. This extraordinary stronghold has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,676 visitors.

Next, make your way to Savonlinna Market Square. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 3,683 reviews.

Set your GPS to Mikkeli and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 18 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Mikkeli beckons with new experiences!

Kick off the day at Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,571 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit The Johanna Oras Art Manor. The Johanna Oras Art Manor is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 282 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Mikkeli. Mikkeli 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.

As you explore more of Mikkeli, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Ravintola Vino, a top-rated dining destination in Mikkeli. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Dragon Sheng, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Angela Kebab-Pizzeria. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Mikkeli this evening.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Jälkipeli Pub, Karaoke, Sports Bar, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Patteri Baari is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Mikkelin Keskusbaari Oy is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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 8

Day 8 – Mikkeli, Hämeenlinna, and Tampere

  • Tampere
  • Southern Finland
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Drive 285 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Sibelius Childhood Home
  • Prison Museum
  • The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland
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On day 8 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Finland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Hämeenlinna. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Tampere, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Hämeenlinna, 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 Mikkeli to Hämeenlinna may take around 2 hours 28 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Hämeenlinna, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Sibelius Childhood Home. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 258 reviews.

Prison Museum is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 515 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,210 reviews.

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

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Tampere. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Sailor's Bar & Grill, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Zeytuun offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Ravintola Coussicca is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Tampere.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Thrasherie Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Huurupiilo offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Moro Sky Bar is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • Southern Park, Tampere
  • Koskipuisto
  • Tampere Cathedral
  • Moomin Museum
  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
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On day 9 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Tampere. You’ll stay in Tampere for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Southern Park, Tampere. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 992 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Koskipuisto. This park has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,750 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Tampere Cathedral. This lutheran cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,454 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Moomin Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,381 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Hatanpää Park Arboretum. This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,785 visitors.

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.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Tampere. 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.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Café Pispala, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Tallipihan kahvila is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Kaffila. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Tampere tonight.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Bar K after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Kievari Kahdet Kasvot for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

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 10

Day 10 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 5 km, 51 min

  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Särkänniemi
  • Näsi Park
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Day 10 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Tampere for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Journey into the unknown at Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable cafe has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,011 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Särkänniemi is a recommended place to visit. This amusement park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 4,747 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Tampere is Näsi Park. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,304 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Tampere offers an experience you will remember.

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.

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

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Malabadi Tammela, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Restaurant Antika? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Restaurant Harald as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Tampere.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Alanya Bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Majava Baari Tampere, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Pub Golden Monkey. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Tampere, Rauma, and Turku

  • Turku
  • Tampere
  • Rauma
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Drive 236 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas
  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Old Rauma
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On day 11 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 Tampere and Rauma. In the evening, you’ll end up in Turku, where you will stay for 2 nights.

After soaking in Tampere’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Rauma. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours. When you arrive in Rauma, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas. This extraordinary museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,007 visitors.

Next, make your way to Finlayson Factory Area. This top attraction is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,941 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Museum Centre Vapriikki. Hosting 185,000 visitors every year, Museum Centre Vapriikki is one of the most popular places to visit in Tampere. This museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,742 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Tampere, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Rauma. This drive usually takes around 2 hours. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Old Rauma. This much-appreciated old town is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,140 reviews.

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

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Make sure to reserve a table at Smör, an iconic dining spot in Turku. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Panimoravintola Koulu, a popular restaurant in Turku. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Delhi Darbar, a hidden gem nestled in Turku. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Bar Edison after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Rento, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Pikku Havanna also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

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 12

Day 12 – Turku and Jänessaari

  • Turku
  • Jänessaari
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Kupittaa
  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Turku Art Museum
  • Turku Castle
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
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Day 12 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Turku. You have 1 night left in Turku. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Kupittaa, a remarkable district where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 4,520 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,819 travelers.

Turku Art Museum is another must-visit attraction. This renowned building offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,243 travelers and attracting 80,848 annual visitors, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Turku Castle. This well-loved castle boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 8,724 reviews.

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.

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

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Viking Restaurant Harald, a highly-rated dining destination in Turku. If you're eager to try something different, consider Restaurant Roster, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Blanko. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Turku this evening.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Bar4 after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Uusi Apteekki Pub, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Walo Rooftop Bar also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Turku and Helsinki

  • Helsinki
  • Turku
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 18 min

  • Luostarinmäki
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
  • Old Great Square
  • Turku Cathedral
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 13 of your road trip in Finland. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Turku. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Helsinki, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

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 50 min. Upon reaching Helsinki, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Make Luostarinmäki one of your first sightseeing stops in Turku. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,736 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Aboa Vetus Ars Nova is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,996 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Old Great Square. This square has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,995 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Turku Cathedral. A trip to this popular lutheran cathedral is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.6 out of 5-star rating as given by 3,745 previous visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Helsinki. Helsinki 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 day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Helsinki's best restaurants.

Make sure to book a table at Bar Loose, a popular restaurant in Helsinki. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Helsinki at Restaurant Merimakasiini, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Restaurant Elite. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Helsinki tonight.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Helsinki - departure day

  • Helsinki - Departure day
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  • Kaisaniemi Park
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Day 14 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.

Maximize 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. Bring a bit of Finland home with you through these charming souvenirs.

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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