11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
6
Lahti
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, stop by Marimekko, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Muonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Muonio takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mustasaari in October: high temperatures in Muonio hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muonio to Lahti. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Muonio in October; daily highs in Lahti reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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