15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tampere is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangasala, Parola Tank Museum, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, and finally examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Keuruu, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeenranta Fortress. Appreciate the collections at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Woikosken tehdasmuseo (in Mantyharju), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Hamina (St. John's Church & Marian Kirkko). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Lappeenranta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Hamina, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Hiidenvuori, Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip website .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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