14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Step out of the city life by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Turku City Library. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Wildlife · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll around Riverside Park, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then identify plant and animal life at Hiidenvuori, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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."