11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 24th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kouvola route maker site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 25th (Sun), hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Kiutakongas Rapids.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
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 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Kansallisgalleria and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Teijo national park in Pernio, approximately 1h 50 min away. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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