11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mustasaari road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pori day trip site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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