15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 16th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kimito Island planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Old Rauma & Ruokapuoti Lumo). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip tool .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, stroll through Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Imatra vacation site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna route builder website .

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 on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: 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.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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