11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kotka, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip app .

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 5th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker app .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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