15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kallio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Turku Cathedral, Turku Biological Museum, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus 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, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Lappeenranta Fortress and Infantry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Sandcastle Lappeenranta (in Lappeenranta), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Pikkukirkko). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, take an in-depth tour of Suur-Savo Museum, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mikkeli road trip tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Taipalsaari.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Woikosken Automuseo
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, thentrek along Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taipalsaari trip site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Taipalsaari in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Taipalsaari

Parks Outdoors Trails

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. Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Sapokka Water Garden. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Taipalsaari to Kotka in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

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