14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— Few hours
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Inari
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Joensuu
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Aland Island
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then walk around Sibelius Monument.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 26°F to lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Helsinki to Inari in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Inari reach 15°F and lows reach 1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Outdoor Activity
Lake Inari
4.5

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 6°F. You will leave for Kuusamo on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nightlife
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Karhunkierros and then fly down the slopes at Ruka. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 16°F, while nighttime lows are 2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Ski Area
Ruka
4.4
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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°F in Oulu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
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Flea Market
Kauppahalli
4.0

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 13th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Specialty Museum
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
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Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
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Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Joensuu in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy
2.9

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online route planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 20°F during the day and 9°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
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Church
Pikkukirkko
4.7

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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a bus from Savonlinna to Tampere in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Tampere to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 27°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Aland Island

Aland Island
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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Aland Island using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Turku to Aland Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Aland Island when traveling from Turku in January, with lows around 23°F. You will leave for Helsinki on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Aland Island

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Aland Island to Helsinki in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Aland Island in January, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 26°F and 17°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Neighborhood
Ullanlinna
4.3

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