14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Gallatin Field

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Helsinki

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 7th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Bozeman, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bozeman to Helsinki is 9 hours. When traveling from Bozeman in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will leave for Saariselka on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Saariselka takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in June, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Aland Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.