14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kittila
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Helsinki. Traveling from Durham in July, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
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): trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano, and finally take in the views from Kuokkalan silta.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Inari

— 3 nights
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 7th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jyvaskyla in July: highs in Inari hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Wed), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

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You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Mariehamn

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 12th (Thu), stroll around Lilla holmen and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.

Aland Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.