14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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3
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Helsinki

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at Design Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, Helsinki is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

3
nights
Turku

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 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

1
night
Inari

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 22nd (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Turku to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in September, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

2
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

2
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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lehman, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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."