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 Cathedral. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°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: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Pikkukirkko), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Sandcastle Lappeenranta (in Lappeenranta). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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, then trek 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 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Taipalsaari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

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 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Museum of Aviation. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: walk around Riverside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka journey planner.

You can drive from Taipalsaari to Kotka in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to 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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