14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kokkola
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kemi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Nottingham

1
night
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 24th (Mon): shop like a local with Galleria Joella, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Nottingham, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 30th (Sun), stroll through Nyrolan luontopolku, view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, and then stop by Viherlandia. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Jyvaskyla, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku

4
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Do your shopping at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Tikanoja Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kokkola: Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Skata) and Vaasa (Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, Bock’s Corner Brewery, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum and examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kokkola online route planner .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kokkola by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kokkola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vaasa, Pietarsaari, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi route planner .

You can drive from Kokkola to Kemi in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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