14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

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
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and then find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

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 difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Turku

Turku ©
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 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can 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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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 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere route planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping
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Hameenkatu ©
Hameenkatu

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then contemplate the long history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), then admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Schoolparc, see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and then admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kokkola itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tampere to Kokkola in 4.5 hours. August in Kokkola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

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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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally shop like a local with Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker tool .

Drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Kemi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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

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Rovaniemi

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

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation builder app .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping
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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Porvoo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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. Step out of Kuopio with an excursion to New Valamo Monastery in Heinavesi--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, have fun at Vainolanniemi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuopio road trip planner .

Getting from Porvoo to Kuopio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall