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 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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 23rd (Fri), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Turku are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pori online trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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