14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Savonlinna
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Savonlinna

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Pikkukirkko and Salpa Line. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lappeen Marian kirkko and Old Mine Mining Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & Parikkalan kirkko), Imatra (Tainionkosken Church, Church of St. Nicholas, & more) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Joutsenon kirkko). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour planning website .

In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Lappeenranta, Parikkala, Kerimaki, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Malonsaari, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imatrankoski Church, steep yourself in history at Detachment Kuhlmey, then get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and finally learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Imatra trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Rautjarven kirkko
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Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko
Imatrankoski Church ©
Imatrankoski Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip builder app .

Lappeenranta is very close to Imatra. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hamina, Kouvola
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Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

3
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. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): go for a walk through Stromforsin ruukki and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotka trip builder tool .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Arboretum Mustila, Loviisan kirkko
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

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You can drive from Kotka to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Porvoo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fagerö Kaunissaari, Nuuksio National Park, Church of Hollola, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola