8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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 ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Kimito Island, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Kimito Island to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hietaranta Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki planner .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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