17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Tampere to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 17th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Vepsa Island and Kurjenrahka National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
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 21st (Fri): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pori online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online road trip planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take a stroll through Design District.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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