11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13 h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Visiting Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at Turku City Library and enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Sat), stroll through Ruka and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuusamo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenpick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will thrill your kids. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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