8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku visit planning website .

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. In August, Turku is colder than Jerusalem - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kuusamo, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 a bit cooler 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 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning website .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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