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
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary planner .

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 moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 5th (Fri), learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla journey planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lappeenranta Fortress and Savonlinna Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Woikosken tehdasmuseo (in Mantyharju), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Lappeenranta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Woikosken tehdasmuseo, Salpa Line Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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