13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola journey maker tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Kouvola to be colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Milavida Museo. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere route builder app .

You can drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Sat), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn visit planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Kids will enjoy Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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