12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kouvola, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Linden Esplanade, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Akka-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oulu tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lieksa to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get some historical perspective at Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Getting from Pori to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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