15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
3
Taipalsaari
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 3 nights

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Cathedral. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Turku (St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Taidekoti Kirpila, and explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

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, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Salpa Line 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). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 travel to Taipalsaari.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Kerimaki, Rautjarven kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Taipalsaari

Taipalsaari ©
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, thentrek 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Taipalsaari

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Savitaipale Church
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Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. 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, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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