21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lahti
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Attractions like Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Old Market Hall. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the fresh offerings at Hietalahti Market, and stop by Boss Shop.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary 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. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, have fun at Moomin World, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, and then make a trip to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation maker website .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, and then have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahti to Syote. Traveling from Lahti in August, expect Syote to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Syote

#Parks, #Nature
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 30th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Plan trip to Pyhatunturi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Syote to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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 1st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark