14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Punkaharju
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, 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

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Porvoo Old Town, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Punkaharju

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

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, 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

Side Trips

Parikkala, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, Kitee Zoo, Rautjarven kirkko
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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hours
Savonlinna

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.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Punkaharju to Savonlinna by car takes about an hour. 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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Tampere

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

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight 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
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2
nights
Naantali

Naantali
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 find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, 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

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor
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Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
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.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, 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

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

1
night
Helsinki

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.

For maps, traveler tips, 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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