18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta online visit planner.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Imatra

— 3 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Imatra road trip planning app.

Imatra is very close to Lappeenranta. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Mikkeli on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Viewing Platform in Puumala), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill) and Jyvaskyla (Finnish Air Force Museum, The Alvar Aalto Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, experience rural life at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, and pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli road trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
On the 1st (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."