14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari
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Kuopio
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Helsinki
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Turku — 1 night

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Brinkhall Manor.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Turku tour planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.
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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 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.
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Vaasa — 1 night

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online tour planner.

Drive from Tampere to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.
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Oulu — 1 night

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

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Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Oulu are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kemi.
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Kemi — 1 night

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria, step off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, then see what you can catch with Elamysvirta - Flow of Experience, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip maker site.

You can drive from Oulu to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 3 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 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in November, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are little chillier, around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kuopio.
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Kuopio — 1 night

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, stroll around Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then learn about all things military at Kuopio War Veteran Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in November; daily highs in Kuopio reach 1°C and lows reach -1°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 13th (Sun).
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as The Aalto House and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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