14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Thu), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 20th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola driving holiday app.

You can fly from Turku to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."