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: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition), Porvoo (Castle Hill, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Lahti (Laune Central Park & Hohtokeila Lahti). 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-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 slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°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 · Museums

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: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, and get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

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: Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila), Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

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 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°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 · 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), 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 Pikkukirkko.

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, get great views at Neitvuori, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and take in panoramic vistas at 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. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 3:

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."