8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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 15th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip site .

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In April, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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