14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary site .

Helsinki to Koli National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Room Escape Games
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Turku online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip maker .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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