14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
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Inari
— 1 day
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, Helsinki is little chillier than Ottawa - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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 19th (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

Plan a Turku trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari journey tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Tampere in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savonlinna, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Maritime Centre Vellamo and Hiidenvuori. Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: walk around Riverside Park, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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."