13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Kuopio
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Madrid

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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.
Attractions like Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Inari.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Inari with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Joensuu in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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hours
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuopio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inari in August since evenings lows in Kuopio dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip builder .

You can drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Thu), have fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku route tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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