22 days in Finland & Spain Itinerary

22 days in Finland & Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku, Finland
— 1 night
Fly to Málaga Airport, Drive to Granada
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

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Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Tampere, Finland

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Turku, Finland

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Granada, Spain

— 4 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Nerja (Playa El Salon, Church of El Salvador, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the striking features of Palace of Carlos V, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Granada. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turku to Granada. While traveling from Turku, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, Dona Felisa Winery, &more) and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in October since evenings lows in Seville dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid online route planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.