14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Heinavesi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
London

5
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip 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 (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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hours
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu sightseeing planning tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
days
Heinavesi

Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 8th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle and then get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Heinavesi trip planner .

Getting from Oulu to Heinavesi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Oulu in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Heinavesi, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Heinavesi

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharjun Kesamaa, Linnansaari National Park, Olavinlinna Castle
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Punkaharjun Kesamaa ©
Punkaharjun Kesamaa

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then have fun at Adventure Park, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, hike along The Archipelago Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Heinavesi to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Wed), head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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