15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Mikkeli
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 Turku Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Biological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

1
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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, then examine 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 do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

2
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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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause 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, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then pause 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 21°C, and evening lows to 10°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

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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, then examine 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, then see 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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°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

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

2
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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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then look 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.

Plan a Kotka trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

4
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Helsinki

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.
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 Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum in Janakkala (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour app.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."