17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, head off the coast to Lehman, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin ruukki.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ruotsinpyhtaa tour itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Ruotsinpyhtaa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for colder days in Ruotsinpyhtaa, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

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day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 21st (Fri), explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo holiday maker .

Drive from Sotkamo to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pakasaivo
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: highs in Turku hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island day trip tool .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Mannerheim Museum. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, add some adventure to your tour with Norman Travels, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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