14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  2​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
6
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Frankfurt

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku online day trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu tour planner.

Drive from Rauma to Oulu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuopio trip simple and quick.

Getting from Oulu to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Museums
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Neitvuori, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and then learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Mikkeli by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori

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nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahti tour planner .

Getting from Mikkeli to Lahti by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Hiidenkirnut, Kiikunlahde, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, stroll around Fredrika Runebergs Park, walk around Runeberg Park, then steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Lahti to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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nights
Helsinki

On the 18th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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