11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  12​h
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 20th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Mustasaari takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Kurjenrahka National Park and Moomin World. Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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.
Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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