10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Naantali
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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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 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Naantali museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali online trip maker.

Drive from Tampere to Naantali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Naantali are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Naantali to Mariehamn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Wed), see the top attractions with Feelapland and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mariehamn in September, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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