14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Oodi Central Library. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, snap pictures at Rakkauden Silta, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In September, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Saariselka. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker app.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Ranua Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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."