14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
10
Rovaniemi
Fly

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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 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Fri), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, then stop by Willatar, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porvoo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get your game on at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lahti online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Joensuu in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuopio takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Oulu

— 1 night
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 kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu road trip website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Rovaniemi

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 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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."

South Karelia travel guide

3.7
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
South Karelia is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Kymenlaakso, Southern Savonia and North Karelia, as well as Russia.Historical provinceFor history, geography and culture see: Finnish KareliaRegional CouncilThe Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal authority of nine member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning and looks after regional interests and to promote economic development and cultural well-being in South Karelia. The Council has a statutory responsibility for regional development and planning.The EU’s regional Objective Programmes for South Karelia have partly been prepared in the Council as it also implements and coordinates various projects. The Council is also represented in several international organisations, such as AEBR.MunicipalitiesThe region of South Karelia is made up of nine municipalities, of which two have city status (marked in bold).Imatra Sub-region: Imatra (28,219)Parikkala (5,509)Rautjärvi (3,682)Ruokolahti (5,507) Lappeenranta Sub-region: Lappeenranta (72,658)Lemi (3,130)Luumäki (4,992)Savitaipale (3,729)Taipalsaari (4,826)

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