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

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 14-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 Turku, Jänessaari, Vantaa, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna, Varkaus, Kuopio, Jyvaskyla, Mänttä-Vilppula, Raikku, Tampere, and Rauma. 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 3 nights in Turku, 5 nights in Turku, 1 night in Lappeenranta, 1 night in Varkaus, 1 night in Jyvaskyla, and 2 nights in Tampere. 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 Turku, 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 Turku, Jänessaari, Vantaa, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna, Varkaus, Kuopio, Jyvaskyla, Mänttä-Vilppula, Raikku, Tampere, and Rauma, 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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Included

Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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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 / 3 nights
Vantaa - city in FinlandVantaa
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 2 nights

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Attractions

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 people look at Dinosaur exhibition in Finnish Science Centre Heureka  in Vantaa. Heureka
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 the entrance to the pavilion of Sea Life Linnanmaki amusement Park, Helsinki, Finland.Sea Life Helsinki
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
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
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
Finlandia HallFinlandia Hall
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
Serlachius-museo Gösta, taidemuseo, Mänttä-Vilppula, Ylä-Pirkanmaan seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandGösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Aboa Vetus Ars NovaAboa Vetus Ars Nova
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
The Forum Marinum Museum and giant Daisy in TurkuForum Marinum
Ispoinen Beach, Ispoinen, Skanssi-Uittamo, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandIspoinen Beach
The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Finnish Labor Museum Werstas
Serlachius Museum - Gustaf, Mänttä-Vilppula, Ylä-Pirkanmaan seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSerlachius Museum - Gustaf
Valkeisenlammen puisto
Hapelähde Park, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHapelähde Park
Aurajokiranta, II, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAurajokiranta
RIISA- Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandRIISA- Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Maununtyttärenpuisto, V, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMaununtyttärenpuisto
Vehoniemi Observation Tower, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi observation tower

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Day 1

Day 1 – Turku - arrival day

  • Turku - Arrival day
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  • Maununtyttärenpuisto
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Your road trip adventure in Finland begins as soon as you reach Turku and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Turku for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

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

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Turku. 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 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.

Transform your dining experience at Kaskis, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Turku, holding 1 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on modern cuisine, Kaskis has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Kuori while exploring Turku. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 644 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Pippurimylly, a popular restaurant in Turku. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,851 discerning diners.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Turku. Panimoravintola Koulu often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,279 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Walo Rooftop Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 864 customers.

Uusi Apteekki Pub is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 770 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Turku

  • Turku
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Drive 7 km, 38 min

  • Turku Cathedral
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
  • Forum Marinum
  • Turku Castle
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Turku for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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

Reserve your spot at Pub Niska, a popular local restaurant in Turku. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,843 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Delhi Darbar during your stay in Turku. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,697 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Restaurant Tintå, a popular local gem in Turku. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,446 satisfied guests.

Hunter's Inn is one of the best bars you can visit in Turku tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 747 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Kerttulin Kievari. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 216 customers.

Alternatively, try Tårget. Tårget is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,834 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Turku and Jänessaari

  • Turku
  • Helsinki
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Drive 195 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Ispoinen Beach
  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Kupittaa
  • Luostarinmäki
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Turku, Jänessaari, and Turku. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Turku. You will spend 5 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Make Ispoinen Beach one of your first sightseeing stops in Turku. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,065 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This sightseeing destination is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,819 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Kupittaa. This district has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,520 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Luostarinmäki. A trip to this popular cup marked stones is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.5 out of 5-star rating as given by 1,736 previous visitors.

Turku’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Turku behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours. Turku welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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.

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

Make your stay in Turku one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at Palace, a 2 Michelin star-rated gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful modern cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. Palace, which has a Bib Gourmand award, gives you the best value for your money, and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Another Michelin restaurant in Turku you shouldn’t miss is the Bib-Gourmand awardee Finnjävel Salonki. With 1 Michelin star rating, it’s a haven for food lovers and enthusiasts. Finnjävel Salonki proudly maintains an outstanding reputation, attracting diners from near and far, all delighted by its contemporary culinary offerings.

Olo is not just another restaurant in Turku. Its 1-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s modern dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in Turku.

Kaisla is a fantastic bar many locals in Turku recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,238 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Roasberg, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,256 customers.

One Pint Pub is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Turku. Customers have rated the exciting One Pint Pub an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 796 reviews.

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 4

Day 4 – Vantaa and Turku

  • Vantaa
  • Helsinki
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Drive 41 km, 1 hour 23 min

  • Heureka
  • Sea Life Helsinki
  • National Museum of Finland
  • Finlandia Hall
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Day 4 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Turku. You have 4 nights left in Turku. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities 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.

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Restaurant Kuu. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Turku boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 977 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Turku is Ravintola Ragu. It has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 924 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Restaurant Farang, in Turku. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,081 satisfied customers.

Experience the local nightlife scene. Liberty or Death is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 685 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar among locals like Restaurant Vltava. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 5,124 bar-goers.

Hotel Kämp is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,508 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Turku

  • Helsinki
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Drive 3 km, 51 min

  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Ateneum
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Turku. You’ll stay in Turku for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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 Turku.

Book a table at Restaurant HOKU, a famous dining establishment in Turku. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 966 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Turku is Restaurant Savotta, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.3 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,076 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Turku’s Ravintola Nerone for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 951 satisfied diners.

An excellent example is Ravintola Teerenpeli, which has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,025 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Restaurant Teatteri. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,757 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Riff, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,017 customers, an after-dinner drink at The Riff is the perfect way to end this day.

Head back to your accommodation in Turku and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Turku

  • Helsinki
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Drive 4 km, 58 min

  • Kaisaniemi Park
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Senate Square
  • Market Square
  • Uspenski Cathedral
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Turku has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Turku 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 Turku 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 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.

Don't miss out on experiencing Restaurant Merimakasiini, a renowned dining spot in Turku. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 992 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Ravintola Nokka while immersing yourself in Turku. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 744 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Restaurant Elite, a beloved dining establishment within Turku. 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 875 satisfied customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in Turku. Praha is a popular option, rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,232 customers.

Continue your evening at Bar Loose. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,153 customers.

Beaver Bar is another place you could check out tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 574 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Turku

  • Helsinki
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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Korkeasaari Zoo
  • Sibelius Park
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Esplanadi park
  • Kaivopuisto
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Turku for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

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

Don't forget to book a table at Ravintola Aino, a well-known eatery in Turku. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 792 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Pompier while exploring Turku. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 560 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Restaurant Savoy, a popular restaurant in Turku. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 555 discerning diners.

Base Bar is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 449 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Olutravintola Pikkulintu Ruttopuisto. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 358 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Kotka and Lappeenranta

  • Kotka
  • Lappeenranta
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Drive 251 km, 3 hours 20 min

  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sapokka
  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
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On day 8 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 Kotka and Lappeenranta. In the evening, you’ll end up in Lappeenranta, where you will stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Kotka and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 40 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kotka beckons with new experiences!

Take the opportunity to see Katariina Seaside Park‎. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,357 visitors.

Sapokka is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,810 travelers.

Kotka is also the home of Maritime Centre Vellamo. Around 1,802 people have rated this maritime museum an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 1,703 reviews, a visit to this museum is a great idea.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Lappeenranta. This car ride takes around 1 hour 19 min.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Lappeenranta, 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 Lappeenranta.

Don't miss out on experiencing The Kitchen, a renowned dining spot in Lappeenranta. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 813 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Angus Steak & Wine while immersing yourself in Lappeenranta. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 739 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Kehruuhuone Oy, a beloved dining establishment within Lappeenranta. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 610 satisfied customers.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Lappeenranta. Ravintola Teerenpeli often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 526 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Ravintola Wolkoff. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 310 customers.

Pikku Pete Pub is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 233 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Imatra, Savonlinna, and Varkaus

  • Savonlinna
  • Imatra
  • Varkaus
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Drive 249 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Imatrankoski
  • Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • Savonlinna Market Square
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On day 9 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Finland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Imatra, Savonlinna, Savonlinna, and Varkaus. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Varkaus, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Imatra, 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 Lappeenranta to Imatra may take around 29 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Olavinlinna Castle. Previous visitors have rated this stronghold an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,676 reviews.

Savonlinna Market Square is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 3,683 reviews.

Set your GPS to Varkaus and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 12 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Varkaus beckons with new experiences!

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

Make sure to book a table at Container Restaurant Morton Varkaus, a popular restaurant in Varkaus. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 739 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Iskender Kebab Pizzeria during your stay in Varkaus. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 653 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Kisa-Grilli-Bar, a renowned dining destination in Varkaus. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 588 satisfied guests.

Terrace Cafe Torni is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 258 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Ravintola Lännentie 66 Ky. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 150 customers.

O'Harry's Irish Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Varkaus that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 108 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Kuopio and Jyvaskyla

  • Kuopio
  • Jyväskylä
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Drive 226 km, 3 hours 1 min

  • Valkeisenlammen puisto
  • Kuopio Market Square
  • RIISA- Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
  • Hapelähde Park
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your road trip in Finland, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Kuopio and Jyvaskyla. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Jyvaskyla. Jyvaskyla will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Varkaus, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Kuopio. Your travel time is around 57 min.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Jyvaskyla, 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 Kuopio to Jyvaskyla may take around 1 hour 48 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Viikinkiravintola Harald while you’re in Jyvaskyla. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 954 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Jyvaskyla is Konttiravintola Morton Jyväskylä. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 772 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Jyvaskyla, enjoy Ravintola Kissanviikset’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 563 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Musta Kynnys for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 633 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Restaurant Pöllöwaari. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 438 customers, it's safe to say that Restaurant Pöllöwaari promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend Harry's. This bar, rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,298 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

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 11

Day 11 – 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 11 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.

After soaking in Jyvaskyla’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Mänttä-Vilppula. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 11 min. When you arrive in Mänttä-Vilppula, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, a remarkable museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,245 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Serlachius Museum - Gustaf. This museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 908 travelers.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Mänttä-Vilppula, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Raikku may take around 1 hour 10 min. Upon your arrival in Raikku, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Vehoniemi automobile museum. This much-appreciated automobile museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,012 reviews.

Next up is Vehoniemi observation tower. This observation tower has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 177 visitors.

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.

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

Reserve your spot at Brewery Restaurant Plevna, a popular local restaurant in Tampere. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 3,975 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Restaurant Harald during your stay in Tampere. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,504 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Pella’s cafe, a popular local gem in Tampere. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,555 satisfied guests.

Moro Sky Bar is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 2,550 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Tampere we recommend is Beer Restaurant Konttori, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,208 customers.

Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 272 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 14 km, 52 min

  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • The Finnish Labor Museum Werstas
  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
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Day 12 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Tampere. You have 1 night left in Tampere. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Ravintola Coussicca while you’re in Tampere. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,225 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Tampere is Restaurant Tampella. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,192 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Tampere, enjoy Ravintola Borneo’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 708 satisfied guests.

Café Europa is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 758 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Pub Simon. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 542 customers.

Bar K is another top-rated bar in the city of Tampere. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Tampere, Rauma, and Turku

  • Tampere
  • Rauma
  • Turku
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Drive 238 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Koskipuisto
  • Tampere Cathedral
  • Moomin Museum
  • Old Rauma
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 13 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Tampere, Rauma, and Turku. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Turku. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Koskipuisto. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,750 visitors.

When you’re finished at Koskipuisto, head to Tampere Cathedral. This one-of-a-kind lutheran cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,454 reviews.

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.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Rauma. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 1 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Blanko, an iconic dining spot in Turku. 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 1,576 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Nerå while in Turku. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,325 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Viking Restaurant Harald, a favorite in Turku. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,050 discerning guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Turku. Rento is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,638 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out Bar Edison. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Pocket Bar & Billiard. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 574 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Turku - departure day

  • Turku - Departure day
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  • Aurajokiranta
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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 Turku 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 Turku’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 Turku.

You’ll then say farewell to Turku. 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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