40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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40 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Kotka
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Artisaani, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get outdoors at Teijo national park and The Archipelago Trail. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Ahtari Zoo and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ahtari Zoo
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Fri), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Powerpark (in Harma). Spend a day of island exploring on the 12th (Mon) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary site .

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Safaris. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey builder website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kauppahalli and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Luovon Puoji in Hailuoto, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: have fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Luovon Puoji
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli Hill and Era Eero. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Valamo Monastery and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Joensuu (Taitokortteli & Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online road trip planner .

Drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, New Valamo Monastery, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

6
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. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Lappeenranta Fortress. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Venture out of the city with trips to Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta & Saimaa Canal) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kotka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Arboretum Mustila, Sibelius Hall
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©