15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
4
Kotka
— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

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. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki 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 Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Cathedral of Porvoo
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Parikkalan kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, thenpause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Rautjarven kirkko. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli & Ruokolahden Kirkko). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, get your game on at HopLop, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are °C, while nighttime lows are °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, Savitaipale Church, Repovesi National Park, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Imatra Waterfall
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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. Popular historic sites such as St Michael Church and Loviisan kirkko are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Take a break from Kotka with a short trip to Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kotka 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, St Michael Church, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, 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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