24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

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24 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, then stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and finally take a stroll through Design District.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use 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. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) ©
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take a tour by water with Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip maker site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Tue), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pori to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 16th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will leave for Kuusamo on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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nights
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 20th (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally examine the collection at Lapland Forestry Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Enjoy Helsinki some more: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria