14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
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. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

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
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, and finally stop by Willatar.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna route builder app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

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
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 pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

Make your Kuopio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Kuopio Art Museum ©
Kuopio Art Museum
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, then steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors 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. On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi visit app.

You can take a train from Oulu to Kemi in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Kemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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