12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Imatra
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  5 h
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Barcelona

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip app.

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Kimito Island is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thenkick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, thenkick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, thenexplore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenhead outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

Before you visit Kuusamo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in August, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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