17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Naantali
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
5
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
8
Lahti
— 1 night

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, thenget 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 °C, while lows dip to °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 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 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Outdoors Tours
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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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, thenkick 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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Flowpark Turku ©
Flowpark Turku
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 58 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

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. 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: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala). 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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Lietvesi Scenic Road
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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, 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 °C and lows of °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, thenstep 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, thenpause 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 °C, and evening lows to °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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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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, thenexplore 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 °C, and evening lows to °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
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain
Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum

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