14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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.
Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In September, Helsinki is much colder than Taipei - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:

1
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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 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

1
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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."