14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train to Rovaniemi, Bus to Inari
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
Ferry
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Thunder Bay Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Design Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Thunder Bay, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Helsinki to Inari in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in July: high temperatures in Inari hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Tue), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 18th (Wed), take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip site.

You can take a train from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. 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
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Turku

— 2 nights
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): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku route planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Moomin Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and then admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gustaf.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 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

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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."