14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Turku is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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3
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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2
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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Riverside Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Helsinki

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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."