15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Train:  8 h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary app.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis.

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip tool.

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rantasalmi route tool.

Drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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