14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, and finally hike along Malonsaari.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo sightseeing tool .

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paltaniemi Church, Kajaani Castle ruins, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow 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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova