15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
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
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, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler 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

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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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 through Ainolan Puisto, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Oulu

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

1
night
Saarijarvi

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

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saarijarvi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Saarijarvi takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature Parks
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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. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere planning app .

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Tampere in 3 hours. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo national park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku visit planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Nuuksio National Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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