15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Archipelago National Park. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 12-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Kimito Island, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel route site .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Digelius Music. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church