15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Vapriikin Museokeskus and Villa Mairea will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Rauma and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma), Hatanpaa Arboretum (in Tampere) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Pori is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Pori. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tampere, Rauma, Villa Mairea, Koylio Church
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Toivolan Vanha Piha will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Petajavesi Old Church and Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and walk around Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pori to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Church of Keuruu, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Petajavesi Old Church, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
Highlights from your plan
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Maritime Centre Vellamo and Rautjarven kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Savonlinna (Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave & Savonlinna Cathedral), Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Hamina (St. John's Church & Marian Kirkko). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta attractions site .

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Lappeenranta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Hamina, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Rautjarven kirkko, Maritime Centre Vellamo
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum in Janakkala, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Finnish Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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