5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly:  16​h
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Dresden

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip planner .

Dresden, Germany to Sotkamo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dresden to Sotkamo. In August, Sotkamo is slightly colder than Dresden - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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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 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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