15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rantasalmi
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Nature, #Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mustasaari tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Mustasaari in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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hours
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rantasalmi online trip planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

#Nature, #Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip site .

Drive from Rantasalmi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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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 appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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