11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
Barcelona

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

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#Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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Rovaniemi City Library

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari road trip site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Sun), snap pictures at Hameensilta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Hameensilta ©
Hameensilta

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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