11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Kouvola tour itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Kouvola are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Turku Castle and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku route website .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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 Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Vantaa Art Museum capture your imagination. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, 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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