11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Billund
Fly:  13​h
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Imatra
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Billund

2
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip tool .

Billund, Denmark to Koli National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

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#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra online trip maker .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Imatra to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in July, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm
Siida ©
Siida

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kuusamo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku online travel route planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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