14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
6
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

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 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park, then go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, and finally look for gifts at Willatar.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porvoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum ©
Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum ©
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Savonlinna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks 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
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio vacation app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu holiday builder app .

You can drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Kemi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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