14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Harma
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Syvasenvaara Fell will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tokyo to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Harma

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To find out how to plan a trip to Harma, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Harma in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August in Harma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Harma to Tampere in 3.5 hours. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pori road trip site.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naantali trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Naantali to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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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."