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
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Tel Aviv

6
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 Aurinkolahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Marimekko. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker .

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. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (25°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta and then cool off at Tropiclandia.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Patakirppis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pori online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, get your game on at Moomin World, and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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