11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
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
train:  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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Turku City Library and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku attractions planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Turku are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

Plan trip to Kuusamo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Kuusamo hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Lammassaari Island, then trek along Malonsaari, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Imatra vacation app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Artisaani. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. 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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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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