7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally stroll through Lehman.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In April, Kotka is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Tue), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku online route planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip builder site .

Getting from Turku to Akaslompolo by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in April; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: stop by Artisaani, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, then admire the striking features of Rock Church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in April, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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