14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
8
Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Budapest to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 9th (Wed), trek along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Matkailutila Paimentupa. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, then identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Koli National Park are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ranua.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ranua trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Ranua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, look for all kinds of wild species at Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, then take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, then take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): push the limits with LuontoLoma Pro Safaris and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saariselka in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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."