14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter and then explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Tampere is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Tampere is 1 hour. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Parola Tank Museum, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Olavinlinna Castle and Lemin kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Woikosken tehdasmuseo capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Savonlinna Cathedral), St. John's Church (in Hamina) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, ponder the world of politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Lappeenranta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Woikosken tehdasmuseo, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo, St. John's Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Finnish Aviation 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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