15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around Riverside Park, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kouvola route maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off 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
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through 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, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 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) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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): see the top attractions with Feelapland, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and finally enjoy some diversion at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Room Escape Games
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

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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