14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Turku is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Turku to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then look for gifts at Alko, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Pori road trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Pori sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Imatra takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and visit Ullanlinna.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."