Two-Week Finland Road Trip from Helsinki traveling east to Lahti, Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Joensuu, Kuopio, and Mikkeli

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15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 15-day road trip through Finland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Helsinki, Kotka, Pyhtää, Anjala, Kouvola, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Parikkala, Savonlinna, Kerimäki, Salonkylä, Joensuu, Juurikka, Kontiolahti, Varistaipale, Kuopio, Outokumpu, Siilinjärvi, Mikkeli, Vantaa, and Porvoo. 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 6 nights in Helsinki, 1 night in Lahti, 1 night in Lappeenranta, 1 night in Savonlinna, 3 nights in Joensuu, 1 night in Kuopio, and 1 night in Mikkeli. 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, Pyhtää, Anjala, Kouvola, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Parikkala, Savonlinna, Kerimäki, Salonkylä, Joensuu, Juurikka, Kontiolahti, Varistaipale, Kuopio, Outokumpu, Siilinjärvi, Mikkeli, Vantaa, and Porvoo, 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, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 6 nights
Vantaa - city in FinlandVantaa
Kuopio - city in FinlandKuopio / 1 night
Joensuu - city in FinlandJoensuu / 3 nights
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka
Photo of the town of Lappeenranta from the fortress Linnoitus.Lappeenranta / 1 night
Savonlinna - city in FinlandSavonlinna / 1 night
Porvoo - city in FinlandPorvoo
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of lakes and forest in Imatra, Finland.Imatra
Kouvola - city in FinlandKouvola
Outokumpu
Lahti - city in FinlandLahti / 1 night
South Savo - region in FinlandSouth Savo / 1 night

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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 people look at Dinosaur exhibition in Finnish Science Centre Heureka  in Vantaa. Heureka
Photo of art gallery Ateneum. Museum of Finnish, international art.Ateneum
Photo of the Kaivopuisto park and Harakka island on the background, Helsinki, Finland.Kaivopuisto
Photo of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Church in Katajanokka district of the Old Town in Helsinki, Finland.Uspenski Cathedral
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 bridge to the Olavinlinna Olofsborg, the 15th-century medieval three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland.Olavinlinna Castle
Koli National Park, Lieksa, Pielisen Karjalan seutukunta, North Karelia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKoli National Park
Photo of Scene of Kuopio Market Square, with stalls, the town hall, locals and visitors, in Kuopio, Finland.Kuopio Market Square
Kaisaniemi ParkKaisaniemi Park
Tykkimäen huvipuistoTykkimäen huvipuisto
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
View of medieval church Porvoo cathedral, FinlandPorvoo Cathedral
Parikkala Sculpture Park, Parikkala, Imatran seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandParikkala Sculpture Park
Photo of the main church of the New Valamo Orthodox monastery in Heinavesi, Finland.New Valamo
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
Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLappeenranta Fortress
Koli Nature Center Ukko, Lieksa, Pielisen Karjalan seutukunta, North Karelia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKoli Nature Center Ukko
Lusto's main building on the right and the extension on the left.Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
Maretarium, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMaretarium
Maritime Museum of Finland, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMaritime Museum of Finland
Photo of Kerimäki Church in Finland, built in 1847, is one of the biggest wooden churches in the world.Kerimäki church
Outokumpu Old Mine and Mining Museum, Outokumpu, Joensuun seutukunta, North Karelia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandOutokumpu Old Mine and Mining Museum
Kasurila, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKasurila
Valkeisenlammen puisto
Runeberg museum, Porvoo, Porvoon seutukunta, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandRuneberg museum
Museum of Kuopio, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMuseum of Kuopio
Photo of Sibeliuksenpuisto, Kotka, Finland.Sibeliuksenpuisto
Valkmusa National Park, Pyhtää, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandValkmusa National Park
Hapelähde Park, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHapelähde Park
Mustavaara, Kontiolahti, Joensuun seutukunta, North Karelia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMustavaara
Kuopio Natural History Museum in summer, Kuopio, Northern Savonia, FinlandOld Kuopio Museum
Joensuu Art Museum, Joensuun kantakaupunki, Joensuu, Joensuun seutukunta, North Karelia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandJoensuu Art Museum
Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKuopio Art Museum
Koli
Elämyspiha PikkuKili, Lieksa, Pielisen Karjalan seutukunta, North Karelia, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandElämyspiha PikkuKili
Kruununpuisto, Imatra, Imatran seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKruununpuisto
Old Park, "Kissing Park", Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandOld Park, "Kissing Park
Puijo ski Jumping hills, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPuijo ski jumping hill
Photo of Varistaipale canal, Finland.Varistaipale canal
Susikoski, Kouvola, Kouvolan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSusikoski
Poikilo Museums, Kouvola, Kouvolan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPoikilo Museums

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Day 1

Day 1 – Helsinki - arrival day

  • Helsinki - Arrival day
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  • Esplanadi park
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Your road trip adventure in Finland begins as soon as you reach Helsinki and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Helsinki for 5 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.

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

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

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

Indulge in an exquisite Bib Gourmand dining experience at Palace. Renowned for its prestigious 2 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Palace consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Kaisla. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,238 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Roasberg. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,256 customers.

The options in Helsinki don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent One Pint Pub. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 796 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Raise a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 6 km, 45 min

  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Senate Square
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Kaivopuisto
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Day 2 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Helsinki. You have 4 nights left in Helsinki. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Helsinki, 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 Helsinki below.

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.

Make a reservation at Restaurant Kuu, a popular dining spot in Helsinki. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 977 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Ravintola Ragu while indulging in the charm of Helsinki. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, cherished by 924 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Restaurant Farang, a treasured establishment in Helsinki. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,081 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Liberty or Death, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Liberty or Death is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 685 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Restaurant Vltava. Around 5,124 customers have rated their experience at Restaurant Vltava an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

Hotel Kämp also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Helsinki, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,508 bar-goers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 19 min

  • Sibelius Monument
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • Ateneum
  • Korkeasaari Zoo
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Helsinki. You’ll stay in Helsinki 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.

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

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

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

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

After dinner, visit Ravintola Teerenpeli and experience the nightlife in the city of Helsinki. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,025 customers.

You can also hang out at Restaurant Teatteri. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,757 customers.

Locals recommend The Riff, so definitely check it out too. The Riff is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,017 bar-goers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Helsinki

  • Kotka
  • Helsinki
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Drive 272 km, 3 hours 31 min

  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sibeliuksenpuisto
  • Maretarium
  • Sapokka
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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Kotka has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Kotka 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 Kotka 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 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Restaurant Merimakasiini. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Helsinki has received a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from around 992 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Ravintola Nokka should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Helsinki, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 744 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Restaurant Elite. This highly regarded restaurant in Helsinki has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 875 satisfied guests.

An excellent example is Praha, which has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,232 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Bar Loose. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,153 customers.

Locals also enjoy Beaver Bar, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 574 customers, an after-dinner drink at Beaver Bar is the perfect way to end this day.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Helsinki

  • Kotka
  • Helsinki
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Drive 270 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Maritime Museum of Finland
  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
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Day 5 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Kotka for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Ravintola Aino, a distinguished dining establishment in Helsinki. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 792 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Helsinki is Restaurant Pompier. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 560 happy diners.

Restaurant Savoy stands out as a local favorite in Helsinki. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 555 customers.

After dinner, visit Base Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Helsinki. 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 like Olutravintola Pikkulintu Ruttopuisto. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 358 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Pyhtää and Lahti

  • Kouvola
  • Lahti
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Valkmusa National Park
  • Susikoski
  • Poikilo Museums
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On day 6 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 Pyhtää, Anjala, Kouvola, and Lahti. In the evening, you’ll end up in Lahti, where you will stay for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Susikoski. This watercourse is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Anjala, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 196 visitors.

Set your GPS to Kouvola and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 29 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kouvola beckons with new experiences!

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Kouvola and set your GPS to Lahti. 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 51 min. Upon reaching Lahti, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Lahti, 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 Lahti.

Don't miss out on experiencing El Toro, a renowned dining spot in Lahti. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,227 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Viikinkiravintola Harald while immersing yourself in Lahti. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,080 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Konnichiwa, a beloved dining establishment within Lahti. 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 956 satisfied customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Lahti. Pub Virasto is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 671 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out Ravintola Hiidenkivi Ky. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 108 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Wanha Mestari. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 491 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Lappeenranta

  • Lappeenranta
  • Kouvola
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Drive 151 km, 2 hours 18 min

  • Tykkimäen huvipuisto
  • Sandcastle Lappeenranta
  • Lappeenranta Fortress
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Lappeenranta, Kouvola, and Lappeenranta, 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 Lappeenranta. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

After soaking in Lahti’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Kouvola. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 55 min. When you arrive in Kouvola, it's time to take a break from the road.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Lappeenranta. This car ride takes around 1 hour 3 min.

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

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at The Kitchen, an acclaimed dining establishment in Lappeenranta. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 813 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Angus Steak & Wine while experiencing the best of Lappeenranta. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 739 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Kehruuhuone Oy, an elegant culinary destination in Lappeenranta. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 610 previous guests.

When you’ve finished your meal, Ravintola Teerenpeli is one of the best bars in Lappeenranta for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 526 customers.

Ravintola Wolkoff is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 310 customers.

Alternatively, check out Pikku Pete Pub. This popular place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, as rated by 233 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Parikkala and Savonlinna

  • Lappeenranta
  • Imatra
  • Savonlinna
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Drive 162 km, 2 hours 27 min

  • Old Park, "Kissing Park
  • Kruununpuisto
  • Imatrankoski
  • Parikkala Sculpture Park
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On day 8 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Finland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Parikkala, and Savonlinna. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Savonlinna, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Old Park, "Kissing Park". This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 297 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Lappeenranta, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Imatra. Your travel time is around 32 min.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Savonlinna, 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 explore more of Savonlinna, 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.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Kalastajan Koju, a distinguished dining establishment in Savonlinna. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 767 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Savonlinna is Ravintola Majakka. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 887 happy diners.

Pizzeria Capero stands out as a local favorite in Savonlinna. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 743 customers.

Olutravintola Sillansuu is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 548 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Savonlinna and Joensuu

  • Savonlinna
  • Joensuu
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Drive 159 km, 2 hours 42 min

  • Savonlinna Market Square
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
  • Kerimäki church
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Savonlinna, Savonlinna, Kerimäki, and Joensuu. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Joensuu. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Kick off the day at Savonlinna Market Square, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 3,683 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Olavinlinna Castle. Olavinlinna Castle is a stronghold with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,676 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Joensuu, 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 Savonlinna to Joensuu may take around 1 hour 34 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

At the end of the day, you will drive to Joensuu, 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 Joensuu. 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 Ravintola Kreeta while you’re in Joensuu. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 949 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Joensuu is Pizzeria Roihu. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 832 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Joensuu, enjoy Local Bistro’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 543 satisfied guests.

To get a drink at one of the best bars in the city, go to Bar Play Joensuu. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 787 customers.

If you’d like to continue your evening somewhere else, we recommend heading to Ravintola Filipof. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 258 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is 60's Palaver. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 398 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Joensuu

  • Joensuu
  • More

Drive 200 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Elämyspiha PikkuKili
  • Koli
  • Koli National Park
  • Koli Nature Center Ukko
  • More

Wake up to day 10 of your extraordinary road trip in Finland. With 2 nights left in Joensuu, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

Set your GPS to Salonkylä and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 6 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Salonkylä beckons with new experiences!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Elämyspiha PikkuKili. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 293 visitors.

Set your GPS to Ylä-Koli and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 4 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Ylä-Koli beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Koli. This mountain is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Ylä-Koli, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 345 visitors.

Koli National Park is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,224 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Koli Nature Center Ukko. Visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,627 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Ylä-Koli, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Joensuu may take around 58 min. Upon your arrival in Joensuu, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Joensuu.

As you explore more of Joensuu, 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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Deli China, an iconic dining spot in Joensuu. 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 531 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Kielo while in Joensuu. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, treasured by 228 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Kerubi, a favorite in Joensuu. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.2 out of 5-star rating from 1,551 discerning guests.

Jet Set Bar Oy is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 349 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Joensuun Fever Oy. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 375 customers.

Summer restaurant Tuulaaki is another top-rated bar in the city of Joensuu. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 339 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Kontiolahti and Joensuu

  • Joensuu
  • More

Drive 186 km, 2 hours 38 min

  • Varistaipale canal
  • New Valamo
  • Joensuu Art Museum
  • Mustavaara
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Joensuu, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Joensuu, Juurikka, Kontiolahti, Varistaipale, and Joensuu. You still have 1 night left in Joensuu.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Joensuu Art Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 425 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Varistaipale. This car ride takes around 53 min.

Make Varistaipale canal one of your first sightseeing stops in Varistaipale. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 229 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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

Make New Valamo your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this monastery an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,096 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Juurikka and set your GPS to Joensuu. 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 48 min. Upon reaching Joensuu, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Joensuu and your accommodation.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Amarillo, Joensuu, a well-known eatery in Joensuu. 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 out of 5-star rating from 1,193 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Luckiefun's restaurant while exploring Joensuu. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 264 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Kauppaneuvos Cafe, a popular restaurant in Joensuu. 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 197 discerning diners.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into Ravintola Mikko. This bar is considered one of the best in Joensuu and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 252 customers.

Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Kuopio

  • Kuopio
  • Outokumpu
  • More

Drive 143 km, 2 hours 6 min

  • Outokumpu Old Mine and Mining Museum
  • Museum of Kuopio
  • Kuopio Art Museum
  • Kuopio Market Square
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 12 of your road trip in Finland, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Kuopio, Outokumpu, and Kuopio. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Kuopio. Kuopio will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Joensuu, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Outokumpu. This drive usually takes around 38 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Outokumpu, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Kuopio. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 19 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 Kuopio. Kuopio offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

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

Reserve a table at Muikkuravintola Sampo, a renowned restaurant in Kuopio. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,151 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Trattoria Sorrento while in Kuopio. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,123 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Kuopio at Ravintola Kreeta, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 782 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Olutravintola Malja, one of the best bars in the city. Olutravintola Malja is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Kuopio. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Gastrobar B/P. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 222 customers.

Amarillo, Kuopio also belongs to the list of the best bars in Kuopio, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,866 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Mikkeli

  • Kuopio
  • South Savo
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Drive 204 km, 2 hours 50 min

  • Old Kuopio Museum
  • Hapelähde Park
  • Kasurila
  • Puijo ski jumping hill
  • Valkeisenlammen puisto
  • More

On day 13 of your road trip in Finland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Kuopio, Siilinjärvi, and Mikkeli. In the evening, you’ll end up in Mikkeli, where you will stay for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at Old Kuopio Museum, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable museum has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 439 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Hapelähde Park is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 547 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Kuopio is Puijo ski jumping hill. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 255 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Kuopio offers an experience you will remember.

Valkeisenlammen puisto is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Kuopio. This park promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 784 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Mikkeli. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 47 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Eepin Grilli, a well-known eatery in Mikkeli. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 745 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Fernando's Restaurant while exploring Mikkeli. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 777 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of bar Dom, a popular restaurant in Mikkeli. 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 618 discerning diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Jälkipeli Pub, Karaoke, Sports Bar, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 430 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Mikkelin Keskusbaari Oy. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 235 customers.

Patteri Baari is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Helsinki

  • Vantaa
  • Porvoo
  • Helsinki
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Drive 272 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Runeberg museum
  • Porvoo Cathedral
  • Heureka
  • More

Dive into day 14 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Vantaa, Porvoo, and Helsinki, 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 Helsinki. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Mikkeli and set your GPS to Porvoo. 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 2 hours 23 min. Upon reaching Porvoo, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Vantaa’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Porvoo behind. This drive usually takes around 34 min. Vantaa welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Heureka. This science center is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 8,735 visitors.

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

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

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 15

Day 15 – Helsinki - departure day

  • Helsinki - Departure day
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  • Kaisaniemi Park
  • More

Day 15 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.

Make the most of your final day in Finland by visiting Helsinki’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Finland.

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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