8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll around Riverside Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum and then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kotka day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Salpa Line Museum
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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 25th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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