15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mantyharju
— 1 night
Drive
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Joutsa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kotka

— 5 nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Lappeenranta Fortress and Repovesi National Park. Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Kouvola City Museum (in Kouvola) and Ylamaa Gem Society (in Ylamaa). There's lots more to do: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour itinerary builder app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kotka is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mantyharju.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Mantyharju

— 1 night
Mäntyharju is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mantyharju Church, then take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then see the interesting displays at Woikosken tehdasmuseo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Centre Salmela.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mantyharju holiday site.

You can drive from Kotka to Mantyharju in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Mantyharju

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Joutsa

— 3 nights
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Savo Railway Line Museum and Pirtin perinnepuisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Joutsa: Kangasniemi Church (in Kangasniemi) and Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Art Center Haihatus and explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Joutsa trip itinerary site.

Getting from Mantyharju to Joutsa by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Finnish Aviation Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."