14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 2 nights

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then take in the history at Utti Fort.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savonlinna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kouvola to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Paateri, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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