17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali road trip tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Naantali is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Naantali: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Turku
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa are in your itinerary. Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Riihiniemen Uimaranta make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Wallsports Areena Seinajoki. When in Vaasa, make a side trip to see Powerpark in Harma, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Setterbergin Puisto and trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Powerpark, Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joensuu online itinerary builder .

Getting from Vaasa to Joensuu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Popular historic sites such as Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll around The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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