14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Kouvola
— 3 nights
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isokuru will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Pilke Science Centre and Napapiirin Porofarmi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Luosto Adventures (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: see Santa Claus Office, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, thenhave some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get outdoors at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Arboretum Mustila and Kouvola Tube Radio Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), Kotka (Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Vaaksy Canal (in Asikkala). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip maker.

Drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Vaaksy Canal, Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 25th (Thu), stop by Riimikko, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, admire the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, and then step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo route app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kaunissaari, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

3
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.
Visit Aurlahti Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach, Heureka
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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