16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  14​h
1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 14-hour flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): head off the coast to Malonsaari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Pori in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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 some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip app .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Korkeasaari Zoo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Aurinkolahti Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Ruotsinpyhtaa to see Stromforsin ruukki about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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