14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  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.
Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Stone Castle of Pirunvuori. Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Parola Armour Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tampere is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kangasala, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, The Parola Armour Museum
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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), brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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) ©
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.
Lappeenranta Fortress and Salpa Line Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Savonlinna Cathedral) and Woikosken tehdasmuseo (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, and step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour 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. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Salpa Line Museum, Marian Kirkko, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Woikosken tehdasmuseo
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kallio Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Heureka, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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