14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Aviapolis, Fly to Adelaide

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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 striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki, you'll gain 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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 13th (Sat), take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."