14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Tampere

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then relax in the rural setting at Aava Kertun Kotitila, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa journey planning site .

Tampere to Vaasa is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. September in Joensuu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-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. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train 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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