12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Imatra
— Few hours
train + Fly:  5​h
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Kimito Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo national park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

few
hours
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pori to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, hike along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Imatra in August, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route builder website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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