14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Porvoo Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki is 1 hour. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

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Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation builder site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus