14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona


1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then have fun at Adventure Park, and finally take a memorable tour with Lana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Barcelona, Spain to Turku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Turku due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online vacation planner .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online route planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inari trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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