14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then see the interesting displays at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lahti trip website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lahti is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Lahti is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in November, expect Lahti to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling, and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Sotkamo. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lahti in November since evenings lows in Sotkamo dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Vaasa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning app .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 8th (Thu): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then view the masterpieces at Gallery A. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Gallery A ©
Gallery A

5
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 get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, pick up some local products at Hietalahti Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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