13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka attractions planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 11-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in September; daily highs in Kotka reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, then look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland, Kummakivi Boulder
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Imatra in September: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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 3rd (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku online holiday planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in October; daily highs in Turku reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shopfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and shop like a local with ARTag Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Taiga Colors ©
Taiga Colors

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