9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nurmes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Appreciate the collections at Mannerheim Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Porvoo and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at The Helsinki Fire Museum, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Finnish Aviation Museum
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nurmes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Nurmes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Nurmes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Oulu.

Things to do in Nurmes

Historic Sites
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Nurmes Church ©
Nurmes Church

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. On the 13th (Tue), stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taivalkoski day trip website .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Taivalkoski takes 2 hours. In August in Taivalkoski, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool .

Drive from Taivalkoski to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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