10 days in Uusimaa, Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Uusimaa, Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Uusimaa, Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

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 August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kouvola online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Nature, #Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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 12th (Sun): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pori holiday builder website .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

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 (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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