Cheap 13-Day Finland Road Trip from Helsinki to Lappeenranta, Varkaus, Jyvaskyla, Tampere, and Turku

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 13-day road trip through Finland! Travel to Helsinki, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Parikkala, Savonlinna, Imatra, Varkaus, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio, Jyvaskyla, Raikku, Mänttä-Vilppula, Tampere, Rauma, Turku, and Jänessaari with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Finland for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Finland travel package promises an exhilarating 13-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 5 nights in Helsinki, 1 night in Lappeenranta, 1 night in Varkaus, 1 night in Jyvaskyla, 2 nights in Tampere, and 2 nights in Turku. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Finland and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. 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.

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 13-day vacation in Finland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 12 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, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Mänttä
Raikku
Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 5 nights
Siilinjärvi
Varkaus - city in FinlandVarkaus / 1 night
Rauma - city in NorwayRauma
Photo of aerial view of beautiful landscape of lakes and forest in Imatra, Finland.Imatra
Parikkala
Jänessaari
Savonlinna - city in FinlandSavonlinna
Kuopio - city in FinlandKuopio
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka
Photo of the town of Lappeenranta from the fortress Linnoitus.Lappeenranta / 1 night
Jyväskylä - city in FinlandJyväskylä / 1 night
Early autumn morning panorama of the Port of Turku, Finland, with Turku Castle at background.Turku / 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
Photo of the Kaivopuisto park and Harakka island on the background, Helsinki, Finland.Kaivopuisto
Photo of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Church in Katajanokka district of the Old Town in Helsinki, Finland.Uspenski Cathedral
Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
Photo of the National Museum of Finland ,Helsinki, Finland.National Museum of Finland
Photo of Sibelius Monument (artist Eila Hiltunen, 1967) dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in Helsinki Sibelius Park, it consists more than 600 hollow steel pipes, Helsinki, Finland.Sibelius Monument
Photo of Vapriikki Museum, Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight, Tampere, Finland.Museum Centre Vapriikki
Photo of bridge to the Olavinlinna Olofsborg, the 15th-century medieval three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland.Olavinlinna Castle
Photo of Natural History museum is located next to Finnish parliament building and attracts tourists all year long, Helsinki, Finland.Finnish Museum of Natural History
Sibelius Park, Taka-Töölö, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSibelius Park
Photo of Scene of Kuopio Market Square, with stalls, the town hall, locals and visitors, in Kuopio, Finland.Kuopio Market Square
Finlayson Factory Area, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandFinlayson Factory Area
Kaisaniemi ParkKaisaniemi Park
SärkänniemiSärkänniemi
Kupittaa Park, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKupittaa
Photo of Old Rauma town hall, the only stone building among hundreds of wooden houses, Finland.Old Rauma
Hatanpää Park Arboretum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHatanpää Park Arboretum
Photo of Turku Cathedral in Turku, Finland.Turku Cathedral
SkyWheel Helsinki, Katajanokka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSkyWheel Helsinki
Koskipuisto ParkKoskipuisto
Savonlinna Market SquareSavonlinna Market Square
Photo of spillway on hydroelectric power station dam Imatrankoski, Imatra, Finland.Imatrankoski
Vehoniemi Automobile Museum, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi automobile museum
Photo of great Public park Sapokka in Kotka town, Finland.Sapokka
Katariina Seaside Park, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKatariina Seaside Park‎
Old Church Park, Kamppi, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandOld Church Park
Botanic Garden of Turku, Ruissalo, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandBotanic Garden of Turku
Serlachius-museo Gösta, taidemuseo, Mänttä-Vilppula, Ylä-Pirkanmaan seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandGösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Parikkala Sculpture Park, Parikkala, Imatran seutukunta, South Karelia, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandParikkala Sculpture Park
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
The Forum Marinum Museum and giant Daisy in TurkuForum Marinum
Serlachius Museum - Gustaf, Mänttä-Vilppula, Ylä-Pirkanmaan seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSerlachius Museum - Gustaf
Kasurila, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKasurila
Valkeisenlammen puisto
Museum of Kuopio, Kuopio, Kuopio sub-region, North Savo, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMuseum of Kuopio
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 4 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.

Make Esplanadi park one of your first sightseeing stops in Helsinki. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,022 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

A cheap, budget vacation in Helsinki should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Helsinki, try some of our top recommendations.

Start your foodie adventure at Lappi Ravintola, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Restaurant Vltava, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Löyly Helsinki, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

After your evening meal, enjoy a drink or two at Base Bar, a must-visit destination for a great night out. Locals also enjoy the cocktails at One Pint Pub, where you can relax and have some fun in a welcoming environment. Another fantastic option is Liberty or Death, known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

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 3 km, 48 min

  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Senate Square
  • Market Square
  • SkyWheel Helsinki
  • Uspenski Cathedral
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Day 2 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Helsinki, proving that cheap holidays in Finland can be extraordinary. Have fun exploring the best places to visit in the city. At the end of the day, enjoy wining and dining at Helsinki, with 3 nights to stay in the area.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Helsinki Cathedral. This lutheran cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,211 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Senate Square. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 18,455 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Kauppatori. This market square has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 25,097 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit SkyWheel Helsinki. This ferris wheel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,888 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Uspenski Cathedral. This eastern orthodox cathedral is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,146 visitors.

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.

A cheap, budget vacation in Helsinki should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Helsinki, try some of our top recommendations.

Discover the heart of Helsinki through its culinary scene, starting with Ravintola Nokka. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try Hotel Kämp, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Ravintola Teerenpeli, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Helsinki, Kaisla. Beaver Bar is another popular bar in the area, perfect for people looking for a place to unwind and enjoy local drinks alone or with company. Locals also recommend Praha, offering popular drinks and a lively atmosphere.

A road trip vacation in Helsinki 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 – Helsinki

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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Sibelius Monument
  • Sibelius Park
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • National Museum of Finland
  • Kaivopuisto
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Day 3’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Helsinki, proving that cheap holidays in Finland can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 2 nights, to stay in Helsinki. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Sibelius Monument. Previous visitors have rated this sculpture an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 6,019 reviews.

Sibelius 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 5,509 reviews.

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

National Museum of Finland is another outstanding experience in Helsinki. Around 6,147 travelers have rated this national museum an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars. The attraction hosts 447,139 visitors annually.

If you long for more, Kaivopuisto is not far away. This neighbourhood of helsinki is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,621 reviews.

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.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Helsinki has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Restaurant Pompier, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Kappeli offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Restaurant Farang is the perfect spot for you!

The Riff offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Helsinki, check out Roasberg.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Helsinki

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Drive 11 km, 1 hour

  • Korkeasaari Zoo
  • Kaisaniemi Park
  • Ateneum
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
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Day 4 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in Finland. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Helsinki! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Helsinki and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

Take the opportunity to see Korkeasaari Zoo. This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 12,452 visitors and gets around 498,266 visits every year.

Kaisaniemi Park is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This park has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 4,988 travelers.

Helsinki is also the home of Ateneum. This art museum gets more than 400,000 visitors on an annual basis. Around 7,449 people have rated this art museum an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Finnish Museum of Natural History. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 5,155 reviews, a visit to this natural history museum is a great idea.

Take the opportunity to embark on a unique experience in Helsinki. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of easy to challenging tour options you can choose from and add to this cheap vacation package.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Helsinki. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Bar Loose, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by Restaurant Merimakasiini - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Restaurant Elite promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Helsinki, Kotka, and Lappeenranta

  • Lappeenranta
  • Kotka
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Drive 251 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sapokka
  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
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On day 5 of your cheap holiday travels in Finland, you’ll tour 1: Kotka. You'll stay in Lappeenranta for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Helsinki, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Kotka. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 35 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,703 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Katariina Seaside Park‎. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,357 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Sapokka. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,810 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Maritime Centre Vellamo. This maritime museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,802 visitors.

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.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Lappeenranta is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Angus Steak & Wine, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by My Bakery Cafe Oy - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Ravintola Iskender promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Lamppu, known for its lively atmosphere. Pikku Pete Pub is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, GI-Ki Oy offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

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 6

Day 6 – Lappeenranta, Parikkala, Savonlinna, Imatra, and Varkaus

  • Varkaus
  • Parikkala
  • Savonlinna
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Drive 248 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Imatrankoski
  • Parikkala Sculpture Park
  • Olavinlinna Castle
  • Savonlinna Market Square
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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 — Parikkala, Savonlinna, and Imatra. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the town of Varkaus, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Parikkala and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Parikkala beckons with new experiences!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Parikkala Sculpture Park. This much-appreciated sculpture garden is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,108 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Savonlinna, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Varkaus may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in Varkaus, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Olavinlinna Castle. This stronghold is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,676 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Savonlinna Market Square. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 3,683 reviews.

Imatra’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Lappeenranta behind. This drive usually takes around 29 min. Imatra welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Imatrankoski. This much-appreciated rapids is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,034 reviews.

Varkaus 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 town.

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

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Container Restaurant Morton Varkaus, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Terrace Cafe Torni, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Sai Gon Kitchen, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Ravintola Lännentie 66 Ky after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to O'Harry's Irish Bar, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Next Step also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Varkaus, Siilinjärvi, Kuopio, and Jyvaskyla

  • Jyväskylä
  • Siilinjärvi
  • Kuopio
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Drive 261 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Valkeisenlammen puisto
  • Kuopio Market Square
  • Museum of Kuopio
  • Kasurila
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Day 7 of your road trip across Finland offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Siilinjärvi and Kuopio. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Jyvaskyla, where you'll stay for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Kuopio, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Siilinjärvi. Your travel time is around 18 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Kasurila. This village is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Siilinjärvi, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 811 visitors.

After soaking in Varkaus’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Kuopio. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 57 min. When you arrive in Kuopio, it's time to take a break from the road.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Valkeisenlammen puisto. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 784 visitors.

When you’re finished at Valkeisenlammen puisto, head to Kuopio Market Square. This one-of-a-kind market square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,021 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Museum of Kuopio. This museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 613 visitors.

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

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Jyvaskyla has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Ravintola Teerenpeli, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Figaro Restaurant is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Restaurant Frans & Sandra, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

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

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Jyvaskyla, Raikku, Mänttä-Vilppula, and Tampere

  • Tampere
  • Raikku
  • Mänttä
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Drive 208 km, 2 hours 55 min

  • Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
  • Serlachius Museum - Gustaf
  • Vehoniemi automobile museum
  • Vehoniemi observation tower
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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 touring 2 wonderful destinations — Raikku and Mänttä-Vilppula. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Tampere, where you'll be spending 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Raikku, 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 Mänttä-Vilppula to Raikku may take around 1 hour 10 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Raikku, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Vehoniemi automobile museum is a great place to start. This automobile museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,012 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Vehoniemi observation tower. This observation tower has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 177 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Jyvaskyla, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Mänttä-Vilppula. Your travel time is around 1 hour 11 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art is a great place to start. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,245 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Serlachius Museum - Gustaf. This museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 908 travelers.

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

Make the most of your budget vacation in Finland by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Tampere that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Start your foodie adventure at Sailor's Bar & Grill, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Zeytuun, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Ravintola Coussicca, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Thrasherie Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Huurupiilo offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Moro Sky Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 11 km, 50 min

  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Särkänniemi
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Day 9 means another chance to make the best memories in Tampere. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Tampere and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 1 night left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Hatanpää Park Arboretum. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Tampere, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,785 visitors.

Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,011 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Särkänniemi. Visitors have rated this amusement park an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 4,747 reviews.

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 Tampere, 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 day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Café Pispala, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Tallipihan kahvila, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Kaffila, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

After your evening meal, enjoy a drink or two at Bar K, a must-visit destination for a great night out. Locals also enjoy the cocktails at Kievari Kahdet Kasvot, where you can relax and have some fun in a welcoming environment. Another fantastic option is Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone, known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Tampere, Rauma, and Turku

  • Turku
  • Tampere
  • Rauma
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Koskipuisto
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Old Rauma
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Day 10 of your self-drive vacation in Finland will take you to the city of Turku, where you'll be staying for 2 nights. On your way to Turku, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Finland, including Tampere and Rauma.

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

Make Finlayson Factory Area one of your first sightseeing stops in Tampere. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,941 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Koskipuisto is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,750 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Museum Centre Vapriikki. This museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,742 visitors. Up to 185,000 people travel to this site annually.

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

Kick off the day at Old Rauma, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This old town is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,140 reviews.

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 and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Turku, try some of our top recommendations.

Smör stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Panimoravintola Koulu offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Delhi Darbar, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Continue your lively evening at Bar Edison, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Rento is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Pikku Havanna ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Turku and Jänessaari

  • Turku
  • Jänessaari
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Kupittaa
  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Forum Marinum
  • Turku Castle
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
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On day 11 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Finland, you’ll go deep into Turku and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the city of Turku — 1 night.

Drop by the renowned Kupittaa. This popular district has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,520 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,819 visitors, this point of interest deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Forum Marinum. Hosting around 56,000 visitors every year, the fascinating Forum Marinum is one of the best places to visit in Turku. This maritime museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,139 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Turku Castle. This castle and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,724 local and international travelers.

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.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Finland by treating 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.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular Viking Restaurant Harald, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Restaurant Roster is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Blanko.

Bar4 offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices. When you're in the mood for a classic drink or something more adventurous, Uusi Apteekki Pub is the perfect place. For a unique experience, visit Walo Rooftop Bar, known for its vibrant atmosphere and offerings that suit every palate.

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 12

Day 12 – Turku and Helsinki

  • Helsinki
  • Turku
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 17 min

  • Turku Cathedral
  • Old Great Square
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
  • Luostarinmäki
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On day 12 of your cheap holiday travels in Finland, you’ll tour 1: Turku. You'll stay in Helsinki for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Helsinki. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 53 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Turku Cathedral. This lutheran cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,745 reviews.

Continue your journey at Old Great Square. This square is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,995 travelers from near and far.

Turku is also the home of Aboa Vetus Ars Nova. This museum has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,996 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Luostarinmäki. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,736 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Helsinki. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Helsinki, 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, Helsinki is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Ravintola Ragu, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is Restaurant Savotta - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Restaurant Kuu, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Helsinki - departure day

  • Helsinki - Departure day
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  • Old Church Park
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Your budget road trip vacation in Finland is about to end. Day 13 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, the 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. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of Finland forever.

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, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Restaurant Teatteri is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Olutravintola Pikkulintu Ruttopuisto, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of 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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