15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
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 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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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.
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. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and finally don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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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.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 5th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari sightseeing planner.

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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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. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Rantasalmi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kids will enjoy Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hietaranta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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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