12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
2
Loviisa
— 1 night
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 19th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, thenget engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, thenexamine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stop by Punnitse & Saasta, thenlearn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Kuokkalan kartano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder website.

Oulu to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Jyvaskyla Art Museum ©
Jyvaskyla Art Museum

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Svartholm Fortress has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Svartholm Fortress, thensee the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Loviisa in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Loviisa Maritime Museum ©
Loviisa Maritime Museum
Ungern and Rosen Fortresses ©
Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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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 22nd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenwander the streets of Hamina Old Town, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka route planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Kotka in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hamina
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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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 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thentake an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lepola Cemetery Chapel, thenadmire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipalsaaren kirkko
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South Karelia Museum ©
South Karelia Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, thenappreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, thentake a tour of S/S Salama, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Johanna Oras Art Gallery
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Joensuu to see Utra Beach about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park journey maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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