16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Bring the kids along to Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Naantali with an excursion to Bellevue Beach in Hanko--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, cool off at JukuPark Turku, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naantali online trip maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naantali are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Turku, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Juselius Mausoleum (in Pori), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Harma road trip tool .

Drive from Tampere to Harma in 3.5 hours. In August in Harma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Thu), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Getting from Harma to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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