8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip builder tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Kimito Island: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Imatra holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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