7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona


1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Plan my day in Tampere using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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