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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

4
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapokka Water Garden and St Michael Church. Popular historic sites such as Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and St. John's Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and don't miss a visit to Tove Jansson's Wall Paintings.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planning website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Kotka is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Ruotsinpyhtaa, St Michael Church, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Rautjarven kirkko. Get some historical perspective at Savitaipale Church and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli & Ruokolahden Kirkko) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, contemplate the long history of Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta planning site .

You can drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Imatra Waterfall, Repovesi National Park, Rautjarven kirkko
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Parikkalan kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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