16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
We've included these beaches for you: Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to The Archipelago Trail and Bike Rental - by Carfield. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Turku are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rauhaniemi Beach and Evo Hiking Area. For shopping fun, head to Tallipihan Suklaapuoti or Galleria Ronga. Venture out of the city with trips to Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Marttinen (in Virrat). There's still lots to do: get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Marttinen, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Marttinen ©
Marttinen
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli (Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Koli Shop Retkitupa). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Utra Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip website .

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Lehman). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and get your game on at True VR.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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