14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riisitunturi National Park and Shopping Center Kumpare. Change things up with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma (about 38 minutes away).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Syote National Park, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then kick back and relax at Hiukka, and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3 hours. August in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip website .

Drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planning site .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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