12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kouvola. In July, Kouvola is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kouvola to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 5th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Kimito Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) in Pori--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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