17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
7
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train
8
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
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.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. 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 · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. To see photos, maps, where to stay, 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 fly. 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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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.

To see traveler tips, maps, 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 go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 56 minutes away).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Neitvuori. Attractions like Naisvuori Observation Tower and Anjan Puisto make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, get engrossed in the history at Communications Centre Lokki, stop by Akseli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli travel planner.

Getting from Tampere to Mikkeli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

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 Lake Saimaa, 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. 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Lahti takes 2 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 · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."