Cheap 11-Day Finland Road Trip from Helsinki traveling north to Kotka, Tampere, and Turku

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Get ready for an exciting vacation without hitting your budget hard with this 11-day cheap road trip in Finland. Venture into the heart of Helsinki, Kotka, Anjala, Raikku, Tampere, Turku, and Jänessaari, where every mile is packed with value and excitement. Embrace the freedom of the open road and make memories that last a lifetime, all within your budget.

Explore Finland for less with this 11-day self-drive package. This customizable and cheap Finland travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Finland and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food.

This travel plan allows you to stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 4 nights in Helsinki, 2 nights in Kotka, 2 nights in Tampere, and 2 nights in Turku. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Finland at the lowest price!

On arrival in Helsinki, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Finland. Finland offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Finland, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 11-day vacation in Finland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 10 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Finland with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Finland travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Finland and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Finland's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Finland offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Finland with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Finland fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
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Destinations

Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 4 nights
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka / 2 nights
Early autumn morning panorama of the Port of Turku, Finland, with Turku Castle at background.Turku / 2 nights
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 2 nights

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Photo of scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland.Market Square
Senate Square, Kruununhaka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSenate Square
Photo of Statue of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, at Esplanadi park avenue in Helsinki, Finland.Esplanadi park
Photo of entrance gate and ticket office of the Korkeasaari Zoo. It is the largest zoo in Finland, located on the island.Korkeasaari Zoo
Photo of aerial View of Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland.Temppeliaukio Church
Photo of Helsinki Cathedral over city center in spring, Finland.Helsinki Cathedral
Photo of Turku Castle is the largest medieval building in Finland, Turku, Finland.Turku Castle
Photo of art gallery Ateneum. Museum of Finnish, international art.Ateneum
Museum of Contemporary Art KiasmaMuseum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Photo of the Kaivopuisto park and Harakka island on the background, Helsinki, Finland.Kaivopuisto
Photo of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Church in Katajanokka district of the Old Town in Helsinki, Finland.Uspenski Cathedral
Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
Photo of the National Museum of Finland ,Helsinki, Finland.National Museum of Finland
Photo of Sibelius Monument (artist Eila Hiltunen, 1967) dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in Helsinki Sibelius Park, it consists more than 600 hollow steel pipes, Helsinki, Finland.Sibelius Monument
Photo of Vapriikki Museum, Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight, Tampere, Finland.Museum Centre Vapriikki
Photo of Natural History museum is located next to Finnish parliament building and attracts tourists all year long, Helsinki, Finland.Finnish Museum of Natural History
Sibelius Park, Taka-Töölö, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSibelius Park
Finlayson Factory Area, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandFinlayson Factory Area
Kaisaniemi ParkKaisaniemi Park
SärkänniemiSärkänniemi
Kupittaa Park, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKupittaa
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
Vehoniemi Automobile Museum, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi automobile museum
Photo of great Public park Sapokka in Kotka town, Finland.Sapokka
Katariina Seaside Park, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKatariina Seaside Park‎
Moomin Museum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMoomin Museum
Botanic Garden of Turku, Ruissalo, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandBotanic Garden of Turku
Aboa Vetus Ars NovaAboa Vetus Ars Nova
The Old Great SquareOld Great Square
Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAdventure Park Seikkailupuisto
Photo of the new sea museum Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland.Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLanginkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
Building of Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, one of the the wooden house that survived the great fire of 1827 in Turku, FinlandLuostarinmäki
Näsi Park, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNäsi Park
Photo of National Romantic granite building of Turku Art Museum, Finland.Turku Art Museum
Photo of Sibeliuksenpuisto, Kotka, Finland.Sibeliuksenpuisto
Susikoski, Kouvola, Kouvolan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSusikoski
Vehoniemi Observation Tower, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi observation tower

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Day 1

Day 1 – Helsinki - arrival day

  • Helsinki - Arrival day
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  • Esplanadi park
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Your exciting road trip through Finland starts when you reach the incredible city of Helsinki, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Helsinki and begin your adventure in Finland.

Helsinki is a popular cheap holiday destination in Finland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Finland, Helsinki is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Helsinki, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

Eat at Löyly Helsinki. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,237 reviews.

You can also check out Kappeli. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,294 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Lappi Ravintola. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,870 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

Visit Kaisla, an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks. This bar is one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,238 customers.

Roasberg serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Helsinki. Customers have rated Roasberg an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,256 reviews.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – 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 means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Finland, Helsinki. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Helsinki!

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Helsinki, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

You could check out Restaurant Kuu, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 977 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Ravintola Ragu is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 924 diners.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at Restaurant Farang. This restaurant is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. Restaurant Farang has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,081 customer reviews.

Visit Liberty or Death, an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks. This bar is one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 685 customers.

Restaurant Vltava serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Helsinki. Customers have rated Restaurant Vltava an average of 4 out of 5 stars in 5,124 reviews.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Helsinki!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Helsinki

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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Korkeasaari Zoo
  • National Museum of Finland
  • Sibelius Park
  • Sibelius Monument
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On day 3 of your budget-friendly road trip adventures in Finland, you’ll go deep into Helsinki, making the most of your 1 night in the city. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Helsinki, and meet locals along the way!

For a truly remarkable cheap holiday experience in Helsinki, join budget-friendly activities on this day of your vacation. Tours offer you a chance to take a closer look into Helsinki and the culture of past or present-day Finland.

A cheap, budget vacation in Helsinki should not stop you from enjoying incredible food. When you’re ready to have the best dining experience in Helsinki, try some of our top recommendations.

One musty-try restaurant is Restaurant HOKU. This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 966 customers.

Restaurant Savotta is an excellent alternative with an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,076 reviews. Restaurant Savotta is known for its delicious meals that will surely satisfy your hunger.

Another of the best places to eat in the area is Ravintola Nerone. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 951 customers because of their good food, service, and ambiance.

If you’re not ready to call it a day, pop into the top-rated Ravintola Teerenpeli. This bar is considered one of the best in Helsinki and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,025 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Restaurant Teatteri, rated 4 out of 5 stars by 1,757 customers. Alternatively, go to The Riff. This is one of the most frequently recommended bars in Helsinki and boasts an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,017 reviews.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Finland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Helsinki and Kotka

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  • Kotka
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Drive 134 km, 2 hours 8 min

  • Ateneum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Temppeliaukio Church
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Day 4 of your road trip across Finland offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Helsinki and Kotka. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Kotka.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Ateneum. This art museum typically receives around 400,000 visitors every year and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,449 reviews.

Continue your journey at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. This museum is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by 7,063 travelers from near and far.

Helsinki is also the home of Finnish Museum of Natural History. This natural history museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,155 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Temppeliaukio Church. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 11,662 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kotka. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 39 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

While exploring Finland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Kotka has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Kotka on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Kotka, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

For the best dining experience in this affordable destination, eat at the highly recommended Erkan Bistro & Restaurant. This restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger as it has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 998 customers.

Tai Hing is another local-favorite restaurant in Kotka. Tai Hing serves delicious and affordable meals, and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 816 reviews.

Known for its good food and service, Maritime Centre Vellamo is also popular among locals and cheap holiday goers in Helsinki. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 of 5 stars from around 1,802 customers.

Players Sports Bar is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 572 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Kotka!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Kotka

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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sapokka
  • Sibeliuksenpuisto
  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
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Day 5 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Kotka, proving that cheap holidays in Finland can be extraordinary.

Make your vacation in Finland more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Finland and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

Savor the culinary delights of Kotka, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Canttiini, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,091 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Keisarinsatama, so you'll want to drop by this place. Keisarinsatama serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 781 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Kotka is Tao Yuan. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 441 customers.

Frans & Rosalie, Kotka offers many snacks and liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 480 customers.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Finland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Kotka!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Anjala, Raikku, and Tampere

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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 27 min

  • Susikoski
  • Vehoniemi automobile museum
  • Vehoniemi observation tower
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On day 6 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Finland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Anjala, Raikku, and Tampere. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Tampere.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Anjala, 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 Kotka to Anjala may take around 32 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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.

Raikku’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Anjala behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 25 min. Raikku welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Vehoniemi automobile museum. This automobile museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,012 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Vehoniemi observation tower. This observation tower has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 177 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Raikku and set your GPS to Tampere. 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 27 min. Upon reaching Tampere, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Tampere. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Tampere, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Finland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Tampere is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

One musty-try restaurant is Brewery Restaurant Plevna. This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,975 customers.

Restaurant Harald is an excellent alternative with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,504 reviews. Restaurant Harald is known for its delicious meals that will surely satisfy your hunger.

Another of the best places to eat in the area is Pella’s cafe. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,555 customers because of their good food, service, and ambiance.

After dinner, visit Moro Sky Bar and experience the nightlife in the city of Tampere. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,550 customers.

You can also hang out at Beer Restaurant Konttori. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,208 customers.

Locals recommend Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone, so definitely check it out too. Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 272 bar-goers.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Finland. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Tampere

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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Koskipuisto
  • Moomin Museum
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Day 7 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Finland. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Tampere!

Finland is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Finland, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Finland. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Finland that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Tampere offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Finland.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Tampere is Ravintola Coussicca. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,225 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Tampere, Restaurant Tampella is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,192 diners.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Tampere, Café Europa. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 758 bar-goers.

Pub Simon is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Tampere, with its average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 542 customers.

Alternatively, you can drop by Bar K, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Finland. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Turku

  • Tampere
  • Turku
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Drive 167 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • Näsi Park
  • Särkänniemi
  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
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Day 8 of your road trip across Finland is another proof that cheap holidays in Finland can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 2 wonderful destinations — Tampere and Turku.

Journey into the unknown at Näsi Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,304 reviews.

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

Another must-see attraction in Tampere is Hatanpää Park Arboretum. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,785 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Tampere offers an experience you will remember.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Tampere, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Turku. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 55 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Turku offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Finland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Turku offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Finland.

Eat at Restaurant Kaskis. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 707 reviews.

You can also check out Restaurant Kuori. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 644 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Pippurimylly. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,851 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

When you’ve finished your meal, Panimoravintola Koulu is one of the best bars in Turku for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,279 customers.

Walo Rooftop Bar is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 864 customers.

Alternatively, check out Uusi Apteekki Pub. This popular place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, as rated by 770 customers.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Finland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Turku!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Turku

  • Turku
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Drive 4 km, 52 min

  • Kupittaa
  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Turku Cathedral
  • Old Great Square
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
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Day 9’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Turku, proving that cheap holidays in Finland can be extraordinary.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Finland. To have the best affordable travel experience in Finland, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Finland unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Finland.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Turku, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Eat at Pub Niska. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,843 reviews.

You can also check out Delhi Darbar. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,697 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Restaurant Tintå. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,446 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

Enjoy a drink or two at Hunter's Inn. Around 747 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Locals also enjoy the cocktails at Kerttulin Kievari, where you can relax and have some fun. Kerttulin Kievari is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 216 customers.

Another top-rated bar option is Tårget, averaging 4 out of 5 stars in 1,834 reviews. This bar is known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Finland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Finland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Turku, Jänessaari, and Helsinki

  • Turku
  • Helsinki
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Drive 183 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • Turku Art Museum
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
  • Turku Castle
  • Luostarinmäki
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Day 10 of your self-drive vacation in Finland will take you to the city of Helsinki, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Helsinki, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Finland, including Turku, Jänessaari, and Helsinki.

When you're ready to see some sights, Turku Art Museum is a great place to start with. This building is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,243 visitors. Turku Art Museum attracts more than 80,848 visitors every year.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Turku Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,724 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Luostarinmäki. The cup marked stones has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,736 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Helsinki. This car ride takes around 1 hour 53 min.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

While exploring Finland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Helsinki has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Helsinki on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in Finland, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Helsinki that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Helsinki is Restaurant Merimakasiini. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 992 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Helsinki, Ravintola Nokka is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 744 diners.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Praha, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Praha is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,232 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Bar Loose. Around 1,153 customers have rated their experience at Bar Loose an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

Beaver Bar 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 4.3 out of 5 stars by 574 bar-goers.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Finland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Helsinki - departure day

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Your budget road trip vacation in Finland is about to end. Day 11 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Helsinki.

On your last day in Finland, take time to indulge in shopping at Helsinki’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Finland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

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

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Helsinki, consider a top-rated restaurant like Ravintola Aino. This restaurant has a menu of appetizing and affordable meals and is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 792 customers.

Restaurant Pompier is an excellent alternative if you feel like eating something else. This restaurant serves a variety of savory and budget-friendly dishes and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 560 customers.

Another popular restaurant you could check out is Restaurant Savoy. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 555 customers, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of Finland and your fun memories 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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