14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Fly
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

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 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see 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 where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

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 2nd (Thu): learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Helsinki

— 5 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

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."