14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Genoa
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Genoa

4
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.
Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Genoa, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Genoa to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Genoa in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naantali Old Town and Turku Castle. We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Turku attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Ruokapuoti Lumo
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For shopping fun, head to Pori Art Museum or Haihara Art Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, look for gifts at Tammelantori, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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