14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colombo in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Uhrihalkeama, &more) and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Ronga. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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nights
Turku

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 29th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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