14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Punkaharju
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Stromforsin ruukki are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Porvoo Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki, Aurlahti Beach
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
nights
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Siikalahti Wetland and Kitee Zoo. Visit Tohmajarven kirkko and Ruokolahden Kirkko for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punkaharju: Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum (in Imatra). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Punkaharju travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Punkaharju takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Punkaharju can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Punkaharju

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Rautjarven kirkko, Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, Tohmajarven kirkko, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

Plan trip to Savonlinna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Punkaharju to Savonlinna by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then make a trip to Naantali Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip itinerary website .

Naantali is very close to Turku. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Naantali

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor
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Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko trip maker site .

You can drive from Naantali to Hanko in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Adventure
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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