9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary maker website .

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 September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

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#Beaches, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online vacation planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online trip maker .

Drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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