13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On the next day, paddle through the water with Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip maker app .

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kimito Island. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you will find days in Kimito Island are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo travel website .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally trek along Malonsaari. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Imatra online trip planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Linden Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then head off the coast to Lehman. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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