16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Train to Lentoasema, Fly to Pori
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online itinerary planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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.
On the 19th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pori online route maker.

Getting from Imatra to Pori by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."