15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kymenlaakso
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Head to Flamingo Entertainment Center and Artekfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Kaitalampi in Espoo--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Flamingo Entertainment Center, Kaitalampi
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, get outside with Puumalan Lake, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta journey planning website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Kymenlaakso.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Puumalan Lake
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

2
nights
Kymenlaakso

Kymenlaakso ©
Kymenlaakso is a region in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), then explore the activities along Huutjarvi Lake, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden and then head off the coast to Haapasaari Island.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kymenlaakso holiday planning website .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kymenlaakso in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kymenlaakso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kymenlaakso

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Viherlandia, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, test your problem-solving skills at Mysteeri Jyvaskyla - Escape Room with a Story, then look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at Wayout Jyvaskyla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla attractions planner.

Drive from Kymenlaakso to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Fun & Games Shopping Museums
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Wayout Jyvaskyla ©
Wayout Jyvaskyla
Viherlandia ©
Viherlandia
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, stop by Hameenkatu, then look for gifts at Tammelantori, and finally look for gifts at Alko.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Tammelantori ©
Tammelantori

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Archipelago Trail and Rosala. Get outdoors at Jurmo Island and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Kirjais, stroll through Uto, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and cool off at JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Jurmo Island
Highlights from your plan
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island

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