22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h
Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Tel Aviv

3
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Haukipudas Church and Kauppahalli. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hupisaaret Park and Nallikari Beach. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Raahe Museum in Raahe, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, enjoy some diversion at Hoplop Oulu, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect nights in Oulu to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

6
days
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Step off the beaten path and head to Ahtari Zoo and Marttinen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). There's much more to do: trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen luontopolku, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla visit site .

You can drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Leivonmaki National Park, Ahtari Zoo
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

5
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Turku Castle and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma, Moomin World, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of the city life by going to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

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Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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