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
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kouvola road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip app .

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): experience the excitement of Feelapland, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa travel planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally enjoy some diversion at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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