15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, thenexamine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mikkeli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums
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Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, thenpause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest 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 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, thenexamine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Souvenirs World, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, thensee the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta day trip tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taipalsaaren kirkko, Savitaipale Church
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum in Janakkala (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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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

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