14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and stroll around Kaivopuisto.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

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Turku

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 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pori online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, snap pictures at Hameensilta, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online travel planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 17th (Tue), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for slightly colder days in Levi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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."