14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vaasa
— 1 night
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, thenget a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila, thentake some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa vacation maker site.

Tampere to Vaasa is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rovaniemi to Joensuu. In September, daytime highs in Joensuu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Turku vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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