14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
9
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Milan

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 10th (Fri): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park, take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, stop by Willatar, then examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping
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Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum ©
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Willatar ©
Willatar

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 16th (Thu), get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip maker tool .

Drive from Porvoo to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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 17th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lahti to Lappeenranta by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market).

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Joensuu takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping Museums
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Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then explore the world behind art at VB Photographic Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuopio tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
VB Photographic Centre ©
VB Photographic Centre

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route maker tool .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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