14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Vilnius

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Aalto House and Mannerheim Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions tool .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online route planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Lappeenranta is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in January, with highs in Rauma at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hameensilta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and Taatsin seita. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church (in Inari) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation planner.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Saariselka at -11°C and lows at -20°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Inari, Taatsin seita
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

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