24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

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24 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Pielinen.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori planning website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, and enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, kick back and relax at Lehman, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

7
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.
Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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