14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenget engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, thenkick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally head off the coast to Malonsaari.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Helsinki to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, and then stroll through Hiukka.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo route app.

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

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenhead outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenlook for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo online tour builder.

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 27th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Mariehamn by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) 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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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 get to explore Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral