15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taipalsaari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Turku (Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line. Popular historic sites such as Savonlinna Cathedral and Paaskylahden kirkko are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele), Lappeenranta (Lemin kirkko, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, and browse the exhibits of Suur-Savo Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Taipalsaari.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Taipalsaari

— 1 night
Taipalsaari is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then trek along Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Savitaipale Church.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taipalsaari online travel route planner.

Getting from Mikkeli to Taipalsaari by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Taipalsaari

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kotka

— 3 nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Sapokka Water Garden. You'll explore and learn at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Salpa Line Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Hamina to see Marian Kirkko about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Riverside Park, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Taipalsaari to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."