15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13 h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn tour app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 10th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Imatra in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Wed), tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thenexperience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planning website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colors. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland