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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv


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4
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 Heureka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Kolovesi National Park. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Kitee Zoo (in Kitee). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church, Kitee Zoo
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Kitee Zoo ©
Kitee Zoo
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

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 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip planning tool .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Oulu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Plan trip to Rovaniemi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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