14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu holiday planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Milavida Museo. Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planning website.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo Militaria, Yyteri Beach, Holy Cross Church
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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 30th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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