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:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then go for a walk through Stromforsin ruukki, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo road trip planning site .

Drive from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 17th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Inari to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, expect nights in Vaasa to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trip

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

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