14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Seinajoki
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
9
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder .

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Thu), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

few
hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rauma online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Pori in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Museums
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

2
nights
Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Lakeuden Risti Church, browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, and then get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Seinajoki route planning app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Seinajoki takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Theme Parks Nightlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Powerpark
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Lakeuden Risti Church ©
Lakeuden Risti Church
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Seinajoki to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, and finally steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip builder tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keuruu, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Petajavesi Old Church
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then examine the collection at Apulandia, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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