14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kittila
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Durham

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durham in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, and finally take in the views from Kuokkalan silta.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta
Room Escape Games

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm. On your second day here, do sightseeing your way with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari journey maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Jyvaskyla to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jyvaskyla in July: highs in Inari hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

few
hours
Kittila

Kittila
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kittila online route planner .

Drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kittila, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Wed), get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 12th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Wiklof Holding Arena ©
Wiklof Holding Arena

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