17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, have fun at Vainolanniemi, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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