15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Imatra
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Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Oulu — 1 night

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take a tour by water with Finnaction, and finally grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in August; daily highs in Oulu reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ranua.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Ranua — 1 night

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo and then learn about winemaking at Ranua-Revontuli Oy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ranua sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Oulu to Ranua by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries
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Imatra — 3 nights

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Get in touch with nature at Imatra Waterfall and Kummakivi Boulder. Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Siikalahti Wetland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Lake Saimaa (in Puumala), Lappeenranta (Nuijamaa Church, Saimaa Canal, &more) and Savonlinna (Paaskylahden kirkko & Pikkukirkko). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ranua to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): test the waters at Tullin Sauna, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

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Traveling by car from Imatra to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.
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Pori — 1 night

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Turku — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku journey planning site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Old Customs House, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planning app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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