14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Barcelona

5
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Swimming Stadium. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, walk around Nasi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vaski Adventure Island. Change things up with a short trip to Bengtskar Lighthouse in Rosala (about 2h 30 min away). There's more to do: browse the collection at Turku City Library and pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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