15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Stockholm

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 Mannerheim Museum. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, 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 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train 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, then examine 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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Ylamaa Gem Society.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta journey planning tool.

Take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°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

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

4
nights
Lahti

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

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahti online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tampere, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Arboretum Mustila
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
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 Old Rauma. Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma), Koylio (Koylion Kirkkokari & Koylio Church) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online route maker.

Drive from Lahti to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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