14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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
Bus + Fly:  4 h
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

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

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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), get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kouvola itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
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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.
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, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website.

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 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

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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. On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Villa Mairea, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip maker site.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Appreciate the collections at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, visit Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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