14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Castle Hill). And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker app.

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 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 24th (Sat), stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."