14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning app .

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Wed), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere journey tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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