9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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