14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Entebbe International Airport, Drive to Kampala

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Marttiini Senaatintori. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Kampala, Uganda to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is cooler than Kampala - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Savonlinna Market Square. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

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 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Ideapark and then listen to music at Tampere Hall. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally look for gifts at Tammelantori.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Turku

— 1 night
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 10th (Sat): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then look for gifts at Patakirppis, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and finally examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rauma day trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rauma, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."