Cheap 11-Day Finland Road Trip from Turku traveling east to Turku, Mikkeli, Lappeenranta, Kotka, and Tampere

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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 Turku, Jänessaari, Espoo, Mikkeli, Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Kotka, Vantaa, and Tampere, 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 3 nights in Turku, 3 nights in Turku, 1 night in Mikkeli, 1 night in Lappeenranta, 1 night in Kotka, and 1 night in Tampere. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Finland at the lowest price!

On arrival in Turku, 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 / 3 nights
Savonlinna - city in FinlandSavonlinna
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka / 1 night
Photo of the town of Lappeenranta from the fortress Linnoitus.Lappeenranta / 1 night
South Savo - region in FinlandSouth Savo / 1 night
Early autumn morning panorama of the Port of Turku, Finland, with Turku Castle at background.Turku / 3 nights
Vantaa - city in FinlandVantaa
Espoo - city in FinlandEspoo
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 1 night
Kouvola - city in FinlandKouvola

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Photo of scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland.Market Square
Senate Square, Kruununhaka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSenate Square
Photo of Statue of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, at Esplanadi park avenue in Helsinki, Finland.Esplanadi park
Photo of entrance gate and ticket office of the Korkeasaari Zoo. It is the largest zoo in Finland, located on the island.Korkeasaari Zoo
Photo of aerial View of Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland.Temppeliaukio Church
Photo of Helsinki Cathedral over city center in spring, Finland.Helsinki Cathedral
Photo of Turku Castle is the largest medieval building in Finland, Turku, Finland.Turku Castle
Photo of 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 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
Nuuksio National Park, Nuuksionpää, Nuuksio, Vanha-Espoo, Espoo, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNuuksio National Park
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
Finlayson Factory Area, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandFinlayson Factory Area
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
Tykkimäen huvipuistoTykkimäen huvipuisto
Koskipuisto ParkKoskipuisto
Savonlinna Market SquareSavonlinna Market Square
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
Botanic Garden of Turku, Ruissalo, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandBotanic Garden of Turku
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
The Old Great SquareOld Great Square
Photo of the new sea museum Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland.Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress, Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLappeenranta Fortress
Lusto's main building on the right and the extension on the left.Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
Leppävaara Angry Birds Park
Photo of Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Finland.WeeGee house
The Johanna Oras Art Manor, Punkaharju, Savonlinna, Savonlinnan seutukunta, South Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Johanna Oras Art Manor
Aurajokiranta, II, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAurajokiranta
Posankka, Nummi, Nummi-Halinen, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPosankka

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Day 1

Day 1 – Turku - arrival day

  • Turku - Arrival day
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  • Aurajokiranta
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Your exciting road trip through Finland starts when you reach the incredible city of Turku, where you'll stay for 2 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Turku and begin your adventure in Finland.

Turku is a popular cheap holiday destination in Finland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Finland, Turku 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.

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 Turku that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Turku is Restaurant Kaskis. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 707 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Turku, Restaurant Kuori is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 644 diners.

One great example is Panimoravintola Koulu. This bar offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices and has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,279 customers.

Walo Rooftop Bar is another popular bar in Turku. If you ask the 864 customers who have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars, Walo Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to hang out for a drink or two.

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 – Turku and Jänessaari

  • Turku
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Drive 21 km, 53 min

  • Turku Cathedral
  • Old Great Square
  • Turku Castle
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
  • Posankka
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Day 2 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 Turku!

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.

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, Turku 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 restaurant we recommend you try in Turku is Pub Niska. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,843 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Turku, Delhi Darbar 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 1,697 diners.

Hunter's Inn is an excellent example of a great bar in Turku offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 747 customers.

You can also hang out at Kerttulin Kievari, another of locals’ go-to bars in Turku. Kerttulin Kievari is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 216 customers having rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Tårget is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Turku. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from more than 1,834 bar-goers.

A road trip vacation in Turku can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Finland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Espoo and Turku

  • Espoo
  • Helsinki
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Drive 196 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Nuuksio National Park
  • Leppävaara Angry Birds Park
  • WeeGee house
  • EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
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Day 3 of your road trip across Finland offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Espoo and Turku. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Turku.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Turku and set your GPS to Espoo. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 38 min. Upon reaching Espoo, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Nuuksio National Park. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,114 reviews.

Leppävaara Angry Birds Park is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,222 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is WeeGee house. This building is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 910 reviews.

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art is another outstanding experience in Espoo. Around 2,060 travelers have rated this art museum an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Espoo, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Turku. Your travel time is around 19 min.

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.

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

One musty-try restaurant is Löyly Helsinki. This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,237 customers.

Kappeli is an excellent alternative with an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,294 reviews. Kappeli is known for its delicious meals that will surely satisfy your hunger.

Another of the best places to eat in the area is Lappi Ravintola. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,870 customers because of their good food, service, and ambiance.

One of travelers' and locals' favorite bars in the city is Kaisla. This claim is supported by 2,238 customers who have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to another popular place 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 Turku 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 your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Finland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Turku

  • Helsinki
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Kaivopuisto
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • Korkeasaari Zoo
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Day 4 means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Finland, Turku. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Turku!

Visiting the most popular travel destinations in Finland sometimes leaves you longing for more. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique and cheap tours to try out in Finland. Finland has something for everyone, and you can easily pick an activity you can add to your affordable vacation package. Check out all of the budget-friendly tours in Finland that will fill you with new inspiration.

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.

One place locals and cheap holiday-goers recommend is Restaurant Kuu. This restaurant is known for its delicious and comforting foods and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 977 customers.

Ravintola Ragu is another popular restaurant you can eat at to ensure an affordable and pleasant vacation. This restaurant serves good food at low prices and has an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 924 customers.

Restaurant Farang has a menu of appetizing and reasonably priced meals, so you might want to check it out too. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,081 reviews.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Turku, Liberty or Death. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 685 bar-goers.

Restaurant Vltava is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Turku, with its average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 5,124 customers.

Alternatively, you can drop by Hotel Kämp, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,508 customers.

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 5

Day 5 – Turku

  • Helsinki
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Drive 2 km, 43 min

  • Esplanadi park
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Senate Square
  • Market Square
  • Uspenski Cathedral
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On day 5 of your budget-friendly road trip adventures in Finland, you’ll go deep into Turku, 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 Turku, and meet locals along the way!

Touring the best attractions in Finland offers you a glimpse of the country’s history and culture. But, you’ll be surprised to know that there’s more to Finland you are yet to discover. Take part in an eye-opening experience to make the best of your affordable vacation in Finland. Choose from all of the popular and budget-friendly tickets and activities available on this day of your cheap holiday 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.

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.

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Turku, Ravintola Teerenpeli. This bar offers a variety of liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,025 customers.

Restaurant Teatteri is another popular bar in the area, perfect for people looking for a place to unwind and enjoy local drinks alone or with company. This bar has been rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,757 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Mikkeli

  • Helsinki
  • South Savo
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Ateneum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • National Museum of Finland
  • Sibelius Monument
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Day 6 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 — Turku and Mikkeli.

When you're ready to see some sights, Ateneum is a great place to start with. This art museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,449 visitors. Ateneum attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. This museum has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 7,063 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at National Museum of Finland. This site gets more than 447,139 visitors annually. The national museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,147 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Sibelius Monument. This sculpture is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,019 reviews.

After soaking in Turku’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Mikkeli. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 36 min. When you arrive in Mikkeli, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

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

For the best dining experience in this affordable destination, eat at the highly recommended Eepin Grilli. This restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger as it has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 745 customers.

Fernando's Restaurant is another local-favorite restaurant in Mikkeli. Fernando's Restaurant serves delicious and affordable meals, and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 777 reviews.

Known for its good food and service, bar Dom is also popular among locals and cheap holiday goers in Turku. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 of 5 stars from around 618 customers.

After dinner, visit Jälkipeli Pub, Karaoke, Sports Bar and experience the nightlife in the city of Mikkeli. 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 430 customers.

You can also hang out at Mikkelin Keskusbaari Oy. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 235 customers.

Locals recommend Patteri Baari, so definitely check it out too. Patteri Baari 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 117 bar-goers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Savonlinna and Lappeenranta

  • Savonlinna
  • Lappeenranta
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Drive 263 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Savonlinna Market Square
  • The Johanna Oras Art Manor
  • Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
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On day 7 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Finland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Savonlinna, Savonlinna, and Lappeenranta. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Lappeenranta.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Savonlinna. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 17 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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 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. Lappeenranta has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Lappeenranta 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 Lappeenranta, 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 The Kitchen. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 813 reviews.

You can also check out Angus Steak & Wine. 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 739 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Kehruuhuone Oy. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 610 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

After dinner, visit Ravintola Teerenpeli, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 526 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Ravintola Wolkoff. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 310 customers.

Alternatively, check out Pikku Pete Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 233 customers.

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 8

Day 8 – Lappeenranta, Kouvola, and Kotka

  • Lappeenranta
  • Kouvola
  • Kotka
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Drive 141 km, 2 hours 3 min

  • Lappeenranta Fortress
  • Sandcastle Lappeenranta
  • Tykkimäen huvipuisto
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Day 8 of your self-drive vacation in Finland will take you to the city of Kotka, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Kotka, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Finland, including Lappeenranta, Kouvola, and Kotka.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Lappeenranta Fortress. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,767 reviews.

Continue your journey at Sandcastle Lappeenranta. This point of interest is rated 4.1 out of 5 stars by 3,011 travelers from near and far.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Kouvola, 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 Kouvola may take around 1 hour 2 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Kotka, 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 Kouvola to Kotka may take around 44 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kotka 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.

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.

We recommend a local favorite like Erkan Bistro & Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious dishes at surprisingly cheap prices and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 998 customers.

Tai Hing is another excellent restaurant we recommend for budget travelers in Kotka. This restaurant offers good food at even better prices and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 816 customers.

Another popular restaurant in Kotka you might want to check out is Maritime Centre Vellamo. Maritime Centre Vellamo is a local favorite with a variety of value-for-money dishes on their menu. Customers have rated this fantastic restaurant an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,802 reviews.

Players Sports Bar is one of the best bars in Kotka and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 572 customers.

You may also want to check out Frans & Rosalie, Kotka, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Frans & Rosalie, Kotka is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 480 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Kotka, Vantaa, and Tampere

  • Vantaa
  • Kotka
  • Tampere
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Drive 304 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Sapokka
  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Heureka
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Day 9 of your road trip across Finland offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Kotka, Vantaa, and Tampere. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Tampere.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Maritime Centre Vellamo. This much-appreciated maritime museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,802 reviews.

Next up is Sapokka. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,810 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Katariina Seaside Park‎. This park has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,357 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kotka, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Vantaa. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 25 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you're ready to see some sights, Heureka is a great place to start with. This science center is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,735 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Tampere. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 50 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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.

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

One restaurant we recommend you try in Tampere is Brewery Restaurant Plevna. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,975 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Tampere, Restaurant Harald 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 1,504 diners.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Moro Sky Bar, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Moro Sky Bar is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,550 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Beer Restaurant Konttori. Around 1,208 customers have rated their experience at Beer Restaurant Konttori an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Tampere, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar 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 10

Day 10 – Tampere and Turku

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  • Turku
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Drive 170 km, 2 hours 42 min

  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Koskipuisto
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
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Day 10 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.

Kick off the day at Finlayson Factory Area, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,941 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Koskipuisto. Koskipuisto is a park with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,750 reviews.

Museum Centre Vapriikki is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,742 visitors. In a single year, this museum hosts approximately 185,000 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower. This cafe is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,011 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Hatanpää Park Arboretum, a famous park in Tampere. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,785 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Tampere, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Turku. Your travel time is around 1 hour 55 min.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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, Turku 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.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Blanko, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,576 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Nerå, so you'll want to drop by this place. Nerå serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,325 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Turku is Viking Restaurant Harald. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,050 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Rento, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,638 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Bar Edison. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

Pocket Bar & Billiard is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 574 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 11

Day 11 – Turku - departure day

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  • Kupittaa
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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 Turku.

As your final day in Finland unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Turku’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Finland.

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

For example, Rioni Turku has a menu of appetizing food and refreshing beverages and is rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 811 customers.

If you feel like eating something else, Kakolanruusu is another restaurant worth trying out. This restaurant serves a variety of value-for-money savory dishes and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 775 customers.

Another restaurant popular among cheap holiday-goers is Tiirikkala. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 875 customers, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy unique flavors that will remind you of Finland and your fun memories 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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