47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 12 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 11 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 10 nights
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Helsinki

— 12 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Lahti (Laune Central Park & Hohtokeila Lahti), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Porvoo (Castle Hill, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Stuttgart in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 30:

Lappeenranta

— 11 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Katariina Seaside Park, &more), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Hamina (Hamina Town Hall, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 10:

Imatra

— 5 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: Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more), Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Imatra online trip itinerary planner.

Imatra is just a short distance from Lappeenranta. In September, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 8 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi), Joensuu (Utransaari/ The Utra Island, Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, &more) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park, examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:

Mikkeli

— 10 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and don't miss a visit to Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 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."