14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Joensuu
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranua Zoo and Hiidenkirnut. Visiting Eeron Polku Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

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Poznan, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Poznan in August, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Eeron Polku Trail
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

4
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. We've included these beaches for you: Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Riihisaari), Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa) and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail (in Koli National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and make a trip to Joensuu Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Koli National Park, Linnansaari National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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 Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, stroll through Vepsa Island, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

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

Getting from Joensuu to Turku by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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