13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Muonio
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online travel route planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, then look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

1
day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio road trip planning app .

Drive from Sotkamo to Muonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sotkamo in October: highs in Muonio hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Trails
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Norman Travels. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muonio to Helsinki. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Muonio in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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