14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
6
Kotka
— 4 nights

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 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

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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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 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.

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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

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Finlayson Church. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Inari

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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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Savonlinna

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

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Kotka

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 Linden Esplanade 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: learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, stroll around Riverside Park, 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

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Salpa Line Museum
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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