11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lawrence, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Espoo is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Espoo are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kirkkonummen kirkko, Church of St. Lawrence
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porvoo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Espoo to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've now added Repovesi National Park to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hamina Fortress, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, steep yourself in history at St. John's Church, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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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 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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