12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— Few hours
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + bus:  7​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Imatra
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Seattle

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days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip planning website .

Seattle, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in June, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm
Siida ©
Siida

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 6th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Inari to Kimito Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Kimito Island are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June, daytime highs in Imatra are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
days
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kouvola day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kouvola are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 10th (Mon), head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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