15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + 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.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma) and Teijo national park (in Pernio).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turku route site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 13-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, identify plant and animal life at Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel 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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then get a dose of the wild on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Siida.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 Stromforsin ruukki and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki