14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Taipalsaari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

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. Popular historic sites such as Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and St. John's Church are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko and walk around Riverside Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Kotka is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Taipalsaari.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Salpa Line Museum, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

1
night
Taipalsaari

Taipalsaari ©
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, hike along Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taipalsaari trip builder site .

Drive from Kotka to Taipalsaari in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Taipalsaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Taipalsaari

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Savitaipale Church
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Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeenranta Fortress. Museum-lovers will get to explore Woikosken tehdasmuseo and Woikosken Automuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Kerimaki (Salpa Line & Kerimaki Church), Savonlinna (Savonlinna Cathedral & Pikkukirkko) and Lappeenranta (Lemin kirkko & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taipalsaari to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Kerimaki, Mantyharju, Rautjarven kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Turku (Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip planner .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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