11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then stroll around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kotka road trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Ideapark and then catch a live performance at Tampere Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then stop by Tammelantori, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

Discover how to plan a Tampere trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

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hours
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Storefor plenty of shopping. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori and look for gifts at Digelius Music.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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