17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 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 Beaches
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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. To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Naantali day trip site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors Museums 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): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, and finally stroll through Kupittaa Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning app .

Turku is very close to Naantali. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step off the beaten path and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Neitvuori. Step off the beaten path and head to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Communications Centre Lokki. When in Mikkeli, make a side trip to see Lietvesi Scenic Road in Puumala, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, stop by Akseli, and make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu.

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

You can drive from Tampere to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Lietvesi Scenic Road
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, then stroll through Lammassaari Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Radio and TV Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lahti route maker app .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Lahti by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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