11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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 15th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari online vacation planner .

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins, explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kajaani, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Nallikari Beach, then don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oulu travel route builder .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Oulu in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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