11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vaasa travel route planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vaasa is an approximately 15-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Vaasa at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

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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 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary site .

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Naantali Old Town and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Turku to go to Hanko and see Bellevue Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo national park, Bellevue Beach
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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