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

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 still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

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 much colder 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari road trip tool .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. October in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature 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 ©
On the 5th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Pyhatunturi. In October, Pyhatunturi is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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