14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

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 Paavolan Tammi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porvoo Old Town and Katajanokka. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around Kaivopuisto, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Thu), walk around Ainolan Puisto, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sapokka Water Garden and Repovesi National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Mariehamn

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn online day trip planner.

You can fly from Kouvola to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Turku City Library. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.