14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kotka
— 4 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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. Popular historic sites such as St Michael Church and Marian Kirkko are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapokka Water Garden and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka tour itinerary planner.

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 Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lappeenrannan raatihuone and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Lappeenranta Fortress. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli & Ruokolahden Kirkko) and Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and browse the different shops at IsoKristiina.

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You can drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Imatra Waterfall, Repovesi National Park, Savitaipale Church, Taipalsaaren 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parikkalan kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Old Customs House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. 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
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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