8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv


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1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around Ainolan Puisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Oulu to be colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sun), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and stroll around Observatory Hill Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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