10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h
1
Oulu
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Jamsa
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu vacation site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Oulu to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner .

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online day trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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. On the 26th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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nights
Jamsa

Jamsa ©
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jamsa trip planning site .

Drive from Kotka to Jamsa in 3.5 hours. In August in Jamsa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jamsa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

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