17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Naantali

Naantali
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naantali day trip website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Outdoors Tours
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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 29th (Sun): trek along The Archipelago Trail, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku, and finally walk around Kupittaa Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planner.

Turku is just a short distance from Naantali. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Flowpark Turku ©
Flowpark Turku
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Neitvuori. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anjan Puisto and Naisvuori Observation Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, and stop by Stella.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Mikkeli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lietvesi Scenic Road, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, stroll through Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Puumalan Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lappeenranta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumalan Lake
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Radio and TV Museum, then explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Nature
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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