14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukion Church and Cathedral of Porvoo. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday planning website .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

Find out how to plan Mariehamn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, hike along The Archipelago Trail, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation site .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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