14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Tampere
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kemi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h
8
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
9
Porvoo
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Dubai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then get your game on at Moomin World.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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hours
Tampere

Tampere
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Tue), look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping
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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, visit Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Schoolparc, then examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and then admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kokkola road trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kokkola in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kokkola can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pietarsaari
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Aspegrens Rosenlund ©
Aspegrens Rosenlund
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning app.

Getting from Kokkola to Oulu by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip builder site.

Take a train from Oulu to Kemi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Sat), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker.

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping
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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo vacation builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Kuopio.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with a short trip to New Valamo Monastery in Heinavesi (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

Plan my trip to Kuopio with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Porvoo to Kuopio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower