13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In August, Rovaniemi is cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, have fun at Moomin World, and then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 16th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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