17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Naantali vacation builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Naantali is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Naantali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Naantali to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Kids will enjoy Yyteri Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip site.

Drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Vaasa

— 3 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Wallsports Areena Seinajoki. Family-friendly places like Powerpark and Setterbergin Puisto will thrill your kids. There's more to do: trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more) and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa).

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joensuu day trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Joensuu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Helsinki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."