14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder 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) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Joensuu

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

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 · Trails

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
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 get a taste of the local shopping with 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 · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vitikkala Manor and Haihara Art Centre. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, 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 · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turku

— 3 nights
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): hike along 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 shop like a local with Turun Taidehalli, then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."