16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola travel app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Kouvola to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

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 4th (Fri): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online journey planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and The Crusell Bridge. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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