15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planning app .

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 ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. 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

Finnish Aviation Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get some historical perspective at Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Savitaipale Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave (in Savonlinna), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, stop by MyGoodKnife, and don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Marian Kirkko, Savitaipale Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Biological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see The Church of the Holy Cross, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius for their historical value. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Parola Tank Museum, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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