20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, Rovaniemi is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Savonlinna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Mustasaari. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku online vacation maker.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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