14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 3 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Naantali museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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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."