15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Lenholm Conservation Area in Pargas (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Turku is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli visit app .

You can drive from Turku to Mikkeli in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums
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Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Souvenirs World, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Saimaa Kanal Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta route website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taipalsaaren kirkko, Savitaipale Church
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, walk around Riverside Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Lappeenranta 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 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum in Janakkala, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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