7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Pyhatunturi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi road trip planning app .

Barcelona, Spain to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Pyhatunturi is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hit the slopes at Ruka and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

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Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kuusamo in September, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©

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