15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Stockholm

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the history at Salpa Line, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Parikkalan kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Parikkalan kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Visit Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Savitaipale Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli & Ruokolahden Kirkko) and Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and have some family-friendly fun at HopLop.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online tour builder .

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Repovesi National Park, Rautjarven kirkko, Imatra Waterfall, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

4
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and St Michael Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Loviisan kirkko. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Marian Kirkko in Hamina, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, admire the striking features of Fort Slava, and steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka day trip planning website .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, St Michael Church, Loviisan kirkko
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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