14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Joensuu
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Seinajoki
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Pori
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Hameenlinna
— 1 night
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Lahti
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

Find out how to plan Savonlinna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Savonlinna is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 17th (Tue), stop by Taitokortteli, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Joensuu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 18th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): engage your brain at Tietomaa, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online visit planner.

Getting from Oulu to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Seinajoki

— 1 night
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lakeuden Risti Church, and then make a trip to Aalto Center of Seinajoki.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seinajoki attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Seinajoki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seinajoki can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Seinajoki to Vaasa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then walk around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori road trip planning site.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Turku

— 1 night
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 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Hameenlinna

— 1 night
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, and finally stroll around Aulanko.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hameenlinna road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hameenlinna, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Lahti City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lahti day trip planner.

Drive from Hameenlinna to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lahti sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Lahti

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Kotka

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Riverside Park, then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka online tour planner.

Getting from Lahti to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

North Karelia travel guide

3.8
Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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Northern Savonia travel guide

4.1
Observation Decks · Government Buildings · Specialty Museums

Northern Ostrobothnia travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Beaches · Flea Markets
Northern Ostrobothnia is a region of Finland. It borders the Finnish regions of Lapland, Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Central Finland and Central Ostrobothnia, as well as the Russian Republic of Karelia.

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Pirkanmaa travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Observation Decks · Theme Parks
Pirkanmaa, is a region of Finland. It borders on the regions of Satakunta, Tavastia Proper, Päijät-Häme, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Southwest Finland.MunicipalitiesThe region of Pirkanmaa is made up of 22 municipalities, of which 11 have city status (marked in bold).North Western Pirkanmaa sub-region: Hämeenkyrö (10,538)Ikaalinen (7,353)Kihniö (2,149)Parkano (6,975)Upper Pirkanmaa sub-region: Juupajoki (2,041)Mänttä-Vilppula (11,306)Orivesi (9,582)Ruovesi (4,939)Virrat (7,453) Southern Pirkanmaa sub-region: Akaa (17,129)Urjala (5,242)Valkeakoski (21,175)South Western Pirkanmaa sub-region: Punkalaidun (18,139)Sastamala (24,474) Tampere sub-region: Kangasala (30,206)Lempäälä (20,955)Nokia (32,402)Pirkkala (18,984)Pälkäne (3,232)Tampere (219,624)Vesilahti (4,414)Ylöjärvi (31,521)

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Southern Ostrobothnia travel guide

3.8
Zoos · Theme Parks · Shopping Malls

Ostrobothnia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Breweries
Ostrobothnia is a region of Finland. It is located in Western Finland. It borders the regions Central Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia, and Satakunta and is one of the four modern regions making up the historical province of Ostrobothnia.Ostrobothnia is one of the two Finnish regions with a Swedish-speaking majority ; Swedish-speakers make up 51.2%. The region contains both bilingual municipalities and ones that are exclusively Finnish-speaking.Geographically, Ostrobothnia has little topographical relief, because it is mostly former seafloor brought to surface by post-glacial rebound and the accumulation of alluvial sediment. Ostrobothnia has both vast expanses of cultivated fields as in Southern Ostrobothnia, and the archipelago of Kvarken . Glacial transport has deposited large quantities of glacial erratics in the area. Like elsewhere in Pohjanmaa, rivers are a prominent part of the landscape. The major rivers that discharge into the Gulf of Bothnia in Ostrobothnia are Kyrönjoki, Lapuanjoki and Ähtävänjoki.

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Satakunta travel guide

3.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Churches
Satakunta is a region of Finland, part of the former Western Finland Province. It borders the regions of Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia. The capital city of the region is Pori. The name of the region literally means Hundred. The historical province of the same name was a larger area within Finland, covering modern Satakunta as well as much of Pirkanmaa.MunicipalitiesThe region of Satakunta is made up of 18 municipalities, of which 6 have city status (marked in bold).Northern Satakunta Sub-region: Honkajoki (1,836)Jämijärvi (1,997)Kankaanpää (11,979)Karvia (2,555)Siikainen (1,663) Pori Sub-region: Harjavalta (7,494)Huittinen (10,618)Kokemäki (7,923)Merikarvia (3,303)Nakkila (5,780)Pomarkku (2,412)Pori (85,427)Ulvila (13,531) Rauma Sub-region: Eura (12,406)Eurajoki (5,924)Rauma (39,870)Säkylä (4,666)

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Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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Kymenlaakso travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Kymenlaakso is a region in Finland. It borders to the regions Uusimaa, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia. Its name means literally The Valley of River Kymijoki. Kymijoki is one of the biggest rivers in Finland with a drainage basin with 11% of the area of Finland. The city of Kotka with 55,000 inhabitants is located at the delta of River Kymijoki and has the most important import harbour in Finland. Other cities are Kouvola further in the inland which has after a municipal merger 88,000 inhabitants and the old bastion town Hamina.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Uusimaa, Karelia and TavastiaMunicipalitiesThe region of Kymenlaakso is made up of seven municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kotka-Hamina Sub-region: Hamina (Fredrikshamn) (21,249) Kotka (54,849) Miehikkälä (2,165) Pyhtää (Pyttis) (5,360) Virolahti (Vederlax) (3,438) Kouvola Sub-region: Iitti (Itis) (6,959) Kouvola (86,943)

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