15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h
1
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna visit planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Savonlinna is an approximately 16-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju Ridge, Linnansaari National Park, Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum

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 Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Sjalo church. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Parainen (ArtBank & Pargas Church), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's more to do: stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pargas, Nagu Church, Kurjenrahka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bomarsund, stroll through Kobba Klintar, and then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

Before you visit Aland Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hietaranta Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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