23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Helsinki
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 6th (Mon), get outside with Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida, then get outside with Lake Inari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip maker tool .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida ©
Siida

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head outdoors with Karhunkierros, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pentik Hill, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Pentik Hill
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
days
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

14
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Hanko Water Tower, Tulliniemi Nature Path, & more), Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen) and Pernio (Teijo national park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Tammela, Inkoo, Porvoo, Espoo
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
days
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, then make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

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Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Repovesi National Park, Bunker Museum, Loviisan kirkko, Salpa Line Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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