14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up 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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website.

Genoa, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Kids will enjoy Naantali Old Town and Bellevue Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Ruokapuoti Lumo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. 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. On the 23rd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, thenkick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Tammelantori and Pori Art Museum. Kids will enjoy Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 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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