14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sapporo
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Sapporo

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planning website .

Sapporo, Japan to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sapporo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sapporo in July, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then explore the world behind art at Alands konstmuseum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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