8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Turku are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Parks, #Wildlife
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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. On the 16th (Fri), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip website .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for little chillier days in Kuusamo, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

Before you visit Savonlinna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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