14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Nuuksio National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Naantali itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Harma trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Harma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner .

Getting from Harma to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Sun), experience the excitement of Feelapland, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip site .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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