15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Saarijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
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 6th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 8th (Mon), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu route planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saarijarvi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Oulu to Saarijarvi in 4 hours. In July in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 1 hour away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Tampere takes 3 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Moomin World and Vepsa Island make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Moomin World
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip website.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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