13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Split
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Split

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation tool .

Split, Croatia to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Split in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Spas & Wellness
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
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 Lammassaari Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip planning website .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
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