15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mantyharju
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Joutsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Stockholm

5
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Centre Vellamo and Ylamaa Gem Society. Step off the beaten path and head to Lappeenranta Fortress and Saimaa Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandcastle Lappeenranta (in Lappeenranta), Kouvola (Kouvola City Museum & Repovesi National Park) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Bunker Museum, and steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kotka is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Kotka. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mantyharju.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamina, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Ylamaa Gem Society, Salpa Line Museum
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

1
night
Mantyharju

Mantyharju ©
Mäntyharju is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Mantyharju Church, get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, then see the interesting displays at Woikosken tehdasmuseo, and finally shop like a local with Art Centre Salmela.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mantyharju trip planner .

Drive from Kotka to Mantyharju in 2 hours. In June in Mantyharju, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Mantyharju

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Woikosken tehdasmuseo ©
Woikosken tehdasmuseo
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Mantyharju Church ©
Mantyharju Church

3
nights
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Savo Railway Line Museum and Art Center Haihatus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joutsa: Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki) and Kangasniemi (Kangasniemi Church & Pirtin perinnepuisto). It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joutsa online day trip planner .

You can drive from Mantyharju to Joutsa in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Joutsa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kangasniemi, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Savo Railway Line Museum
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Savo Railway Line Museum ©
Savo Railway Line Museum
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto

5
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 explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can drive from Joutsa to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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