22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h
1
Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haukipudas Church and Oulu Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppahalli and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Change things up with a short trip to Raahe Museum in Raahe (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, enjoy some diversion at Hoplop Oulu, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 11-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Keuruu and Petajavesi Old Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa) and Marttinen (in Virrat). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, and look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. 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, Ahtari Zoo, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Leivonmaki National Park, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Teijo national park and Vepsa Island will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). The adventure continues: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have fun at Moomin World, and admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World, Old Rauma, Kuusisto Manor
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ekenas Archipelago National Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Artisaani, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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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