10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Siida. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka sightseeing website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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