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
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you will find days in Kotka are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Make your Vaasa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions tool .

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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