14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Jarvenpaa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sinebrychoff Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Kotka

— 4 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lappeenranta Fortress and Sapokka Water Garden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and St. John's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Saimaa Canal). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kotka online day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Apulandia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Repovesi National Park and Woikosken Automuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Tampere (Tampereen Tuomiokirkko & Sarkanniemi Theme Park). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Jarvenpaa

— 1 night
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then engage your brain at Heureka, then see the interesting displays at Ahola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jarvenpaa Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jarvenpaa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Jarvenpaa takes an hour. June in Jarvenpaa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."