15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Paavolan Tammi. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Turku Cathedral in Turku--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour builder app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Church of Keuruu and Petajavesi Old Church. Church of Keuruu and Kangasniemi Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), revel in the low prices at Panda Factory Outlet, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, and snap pictures at Karkisten Silta.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jyvaskyla vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kangasniemi, Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Panda Factory Outlet
Highlights from your plan
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) ©

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Siikalahti Wetland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Savonlinna Cathedral and Pikkukirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Lammassaari Island (in Imatra), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, get great views at Neitvuori, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, and appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker website .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Tohmajarven kirkko, Neitvuori, Siikalahti Wetland, St. George Church
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Taipalsaaren kirkko are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Hevoshaan Arboretum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at Utti Fort, and take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola journey planning website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Marian Kirkko, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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