26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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26 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Padasjoki
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Tel Aviv

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Kotka (Katariina Seaside Park, Sapokka Water Garden, & more). Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Cathedral of Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Talomuseo Glims, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja.

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Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Espoo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel app .

Traveling by car from Espoo to Kimito Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
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Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Kupittaa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday maker .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 28th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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Naantali is very close to Turku. In August in Naantali, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Naantali

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 30th (Thu), get out in the countryside at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanko trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Naantali to Hanko in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanko are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Pernio
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2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): head outdoors with Elisaari, then don't miss a visit to The Old Water Tower of Ekenas, and then take an in-depth tour of Ekenas Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Raseborg trip builder website .

You can drive from Hanko to Raseborg in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Raseborg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raseborg

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inkoo, Snappertunan kirkko
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Elisaari ©
Elisaari
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Raseborg to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hiidenvuori, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Main Building of Military School
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Hevoshaan Arboretum ©
Hevoshaan Arboretum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Repovesi National Park. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, and then enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, then stop by Pioni Ja Piironki, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Kouvola in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Asikkala, Hollola
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Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park

2
nights
Padasjoki

Padasjoki ©
Padasjoki is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Päijänteen kansallispuisto.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Padasjoki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Padasjoki

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Evo Hiking Area
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Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto

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