8 days in Salla, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Salla, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Salla, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Salla
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Safaris. Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Salla to Posio to see Riisitunturi National Park about 1h 15 min away.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Salla is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in May; daily highs in Salla reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Safaris, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Safaris

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 22nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salla to Turku. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salla in May; daily highs in Turku reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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