8 days in Salla, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Salla, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Paikanselan Taistelualue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salla online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Salla is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect Salla to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku route planner.

Explore your travel options from Salla to Turku with the Route module. Traveling from Salla in May, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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.
On the 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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