17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation maker site .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida and Lake Inari. Get in touch with nature at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari online road trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is a bit cooler 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 ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

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

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 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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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Pielinen and Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

Start your trip to Koli National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can 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
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can 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 brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn journey planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker tool .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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