14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Nottingham

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary maker site.

Nottingham, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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.
Attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Porvoo Old Town and The National Museum of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the views from Rakkauden Silta, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and walk around Kaisaneimi Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aland Island holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and Turku City Library. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naantali Old Town and Old Rauma. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

Make your Pori itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Postal Museum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."