14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Brussels in September, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paateri, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for little chillier days in Koli National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our 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. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): have fun at Adventure Park, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Turku, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."