12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Oro.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online road trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, make a trip to Naantali Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Church
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rauma online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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