13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Madrid


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4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get your bearings at The National Library of Finland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour builder tool .

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 23rd (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Thu), experience rural life at Poro Farmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallikari Beach and Rokuan Kansallispuisto. Visiting Safaris and Superpark Oulu will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski

2
nights
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 29th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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