47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 11 nights
3
Imatra
— 5 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 8 nights
5
Mikkeli
— 10 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Porvoo Old Town, &more), Lahti (Laune Central Park & Hohtokeila Lahti) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Stuttgart in August, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Lahti, Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 30:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale), Hamina (Hamina Town Hall, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, &more) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Katariina Seaside Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Kouvola, Savitaipale Church, Taipalsaaren kirkko
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 10:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila) and Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Imatra day trip planning website.

Imatra is just a stone's throw from Lappeenranta. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Parikkala, Rautjarven kirkko, Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

8
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Joensuu (Utransaari/ The Utra Island, Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, &more). 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Joensuu, Punkaharju, Kerimaki, Heinaveden kirkko, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

10
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

Make your Mikkeli itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mikkeli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Puumala, Kouvola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, St. George Church
Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 3:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Padasjoen Tuomastornit ©
Padasjoen Tuomastornit

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