14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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 4th (Wed), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

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You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere route builder app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress and then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Porvoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."