14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  15​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— Few hours
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Thunder Bay

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Aurlahti Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour builder website .

Thunder Bay, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Thunder Bay to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Thunder Bay, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 17th (Tue): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Savonlinna takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

few
hours
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Turku

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 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planning app .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You've now added Moomin Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum, then examine the collection at Museo Militaria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gosta and then steep yourself in history at Serlachius Museum Gustaf.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey maker tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola Tank Museum, Museo Militaria
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta

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