15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv


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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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. In September, Helsinki is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Savonlinna to Pyhatunturi with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in October, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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