10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect nights in Helsinki to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and then get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Parikkala, Kerimaki Church
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get outside with Karhunkierros and then take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo itinerary planning site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Turku is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then get your game on at PortaaliVR.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip site.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

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