8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 24th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka driving holiday app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you will find days in Kotka are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori visit planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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