15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin ruukki, and then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kotka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In September, Kotka is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pori route tool .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Pori takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally get outside with Setterbergin Puisto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

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day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Siida ©
Siida
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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