14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Jarvenpaa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka

— 4 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lappeenranta Fortress and Saimaa Canal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Ylamaa Gem Society. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Sandcastle Lappeenranta (in Lappeenranta) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's still lots to do: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Repovesi National Park and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apulandia and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

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Drive from Kotka to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jarvenpaa

— 1 night
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then engage your brain at Heureka, then see the interesting displays at Ahola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jarvenpaa Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jarvenpaa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Jarvenpaa takes an hour. June in Jarvenpaa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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."