17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Otsamo Fell. There's still lots to do: trek along Juutua Nature Trail and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

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You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

Find out how to plan Mariehamn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku travel planning site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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