20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route 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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online holiday planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder .

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari online trip builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Kirjurinluoto.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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