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
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Valkmusa National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Beach Mansikkalahti. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kotka, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo itinerary planning site .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

2
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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 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 20th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip builder website .

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Theme Parks

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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