14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Colombo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Change things up with a short trip to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto in Lieksa (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu travel planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
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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): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Joensuu to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Shop till you drop at Vitikkala Manor and Haihara Art Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria Ronga and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train 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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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, then head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors 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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