14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Wed), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In September, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Ottawa - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Keittioelamaa and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Spy Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online route maker.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

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."