14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Kirkkonummen kirkko (in Kirkkonummi). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Katowice, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Katowice to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Katowice in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Herrainpaivat Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Linna Golf & Country Club, &more) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, hike along Paijatsalo Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa), Koli National Park (Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach and get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Woikosken Automuseo. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kouvola in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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."