14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Entebbe International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see a show at Tampere Hall, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, stop by Tammelantori, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally stop by Ideapark. Keep things going the next day: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip site.

Kampala, Uganda to Tampere is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kampala in March, things will get colder in Tampere: highs are around 3°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then look for gifts at Patakirppis, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. March in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 9th (Fri), browse the different shops at IsoKristiina, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

Find out how to plan Lappeenranta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Artisaani, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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."