47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

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47 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 11 nights
train:  30​min
3
Imatra
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Mikkeli
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Stuttgart

12
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 Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Castle Hill, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Lahti (Laune Central Park & Hohtokeila Lahti). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Lahti, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

11
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to 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 lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Kouvola, Savitaipale Church, Salpa Line Museum
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

5
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
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 Imatra's surroundings by going to Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, & more) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and take an in-depth tour of Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip planner .

Imatra is very close to Lappeenranta. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Parikkala, Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo, Rautjarven kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

8
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Utransaari/ The Utra Island, Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, & more), Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Joensuu, Punkaharju, Kerimaki, Tohmajarven kirkko, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

10
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, don't miss a visit to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Take a bus from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, Jyvaskyla, Kouvola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Anttola Church
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Room Escape Games
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi

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