19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kids will enjoy Arboretum Mustila and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Salpa Line Museum and Hiidenvuori. Step out of Kotka to go to Virolahti and see Bunker Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kotka online route planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Kotka hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bunker Museum, Hiidenvuori, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island travel route planning site .

You can drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen in Raseborg, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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