14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to The National Library of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then ride a horse along Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip maker site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Savonlinna in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lake Inari. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.