8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Tel Aviv

few
hours
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island visit planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Kimito Island: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online vacation planner .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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