17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Naantali
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Naantali

Naantali ©
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 9.5-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

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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Architectural Building
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel
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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Kids will enjoy Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa in Sastamala, about 52 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can 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, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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 Setterbergin Puisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Wallsports Areena Seinajoki (in Seinajoki) and Powerpark (in Harma). It doesn't end there: stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Theme Park
Powerpark
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Outdoor Activity
Setterbergin Puisto
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
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 Akka-Koli Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Uhrihalkeama, &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 · Wildlife

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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 The Esplanadi Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

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