14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, stop by Marimekko, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey maker .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Koli National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some diversion at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lahti takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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