14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pori
Drive
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore and learn at Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
You've now added Archipelago National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park and then don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Mariehamn to Kimito Island in 8.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Turku on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori online road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Moomin Museum. Family-friendly places like Museo Militaria and Tampere City Library, Metso will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."