14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Poznan
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Poznan

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ranua Zoo and Arctic Emotions Oy. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Poro Farmi. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Eeron Polku Trail in Pello, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut and make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Poznan, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Poznan in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough 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
Marttiinin ©
Marttiinin

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Joensuu Church are in your itinerary. Visiting Utra Beach and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Riihisaari), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Honkaniemi Beach, explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park, and hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Turku. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurlahti Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with a short trip to Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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