31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Raseborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Ekenas Museum and Snappertunan kirkko. Explore Raseborg's surroundings by going to Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Raseborg trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Raseborg is an approximately 10-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Raseborg: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Snappertunan kirkko
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip tool .

You can drive from Raseborg to Kimito Island in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Evo Hiking Area (in Haemeenlinna), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then examine the collection at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

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

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip maker .

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Wild Taiga (in Kuhmo). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wild Taiga, Venajanhiekka
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Era Eero ©
Era Eero

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kouvola by car takes about 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey tool .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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