14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Chattanooga, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chattanooga in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku visit planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Mon), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip website.

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Mustasaari in September, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

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."