38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  7​h
Helsinki
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
Barcelona

8
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

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Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
days
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.
Joutsenon kirkko and Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Lammassaari Island and Saimaa Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God (in Lappeenranta) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and head off the coast to Malonsaari.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Parikkala
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
days
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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Traveling by car from Imatra to Rantasalmi takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Sotkamo to see Hiidenportti National Park about 1h 40 min away.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planning site .

Drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Hiidenportti National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Safaris and Auttikongas. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
days
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta and then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

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

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Hietasaaren uimaranta, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

3
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Get some historical perspective at Old Rauma and The Church of the Holy Cross. Escape the urban bustle at Yyteri Beach and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Koylio Church in Koylio (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park, Koylio Church
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

4
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Parainen (ArtBank & Lenholm Conservation Area) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Parainen, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik.

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Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

5
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Holy Cross Church. Family-friendly places like Suolijarvi Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna Art Museum (in Haemeenlinna) and The House of Mr. Clutterbuck (in Sastamala). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kimito Island to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The House of Mr. Clutterbuck, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Hameenlinna Art Museum, Holy Cross Church
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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