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
Drive:  3 h
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Ahtari
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 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 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip maker tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Rauma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip site .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the views from Karkisten Silta, then snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Room Escape Games
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Mikkeli Market Place, appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, look for gifts at Stella, take some stellar pictures from Naisvuori Observation Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Naisvuori Hill, and finally see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping Parks Nature
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Mikkeli Market Place ©
Mikkeli Market Place
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

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 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder app .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ahtari.

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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. On the 25th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo and then buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ahtari trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ahtari takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ahtari can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Ahtari

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
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Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen ©
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then admire the masterpieces at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kokkola visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Kokkola takes 2.5 hours. In July in Kokkola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu online vacation planner .

You can drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church