14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taipalsaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kotka

— 3 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. Appreciate the collections at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get some historical perspective at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and St. John's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kotka is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Kotka is 1 hour. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Taipalsaari.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Taipalsaari

— 1 night
Taipalsaari is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then hike along Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipalsaari sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Taipalsaari in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Taipalsaari

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get some historical perspective at Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Appreciate the collections at Lappeenranta Fortress and Woikosken tehdasmuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Kerimaki (Salpa Line & Kerimaki Church), Savonlinna Cathedral (in Savonlinna) and Lappeenranta (Lemin kirkko & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stone Sacristy, and enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Taipalsaari to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Helsinki

— 5 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 Turku Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku (Turku Castle, St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, &more) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker.

Getting from Mikkeli to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."