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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum). Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary builder tool.

Hannover, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hannover in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, and take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mikkeli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Joensuu

— 4 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju), Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Akka-Koli Hill, &more) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Paateri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

Before you visit Joensuu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Joensuu in 3 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Loviisa

— 1 night
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 15th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Loviisa trip planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Loviisa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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."