8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Pyhatunturi to Mustasaari with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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