14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Punkaharju
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Stromforsin Ruukki are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other 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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Punkaharju

— 3 nights
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Get some historical perspective at Rautjarven kirkko and Tohmajarven kirkko. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Ruokolahden Kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punkaharju: Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum (in Imatra), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Kitee Zoo (in Kitee). The adventure continues: stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Punkaharju online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Punkaharju takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner.

Savonlinna is just a short distance from Punkaharju. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Naantali on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll around Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali travel route website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Naantali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Naantali, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanko trip website.

You can drive from Naantali to Hanko in 2.5 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Katajanokka, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

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."