15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
3
Lahti
— 4 nights
4
Turku
— 4 nights

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 Kallio Church. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vantaa
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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

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thenexamine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Ylamaa Gem Society.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta journey planning tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ylamaa Gem Society, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Radio and TV Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Veturimuseo (in Akaa). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum and examine the collection at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lahti trip website.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tampere, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Veturimuseo
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma), Koylio (Koylion Kirkkokari & Koylio Church) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylio, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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