14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Ottawa

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Ottawa - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Keittioelamaa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, then examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 11th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Moomin World, then see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, stroll through Helsinki Zoo, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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