5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
2
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kuusamo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Kuusamo is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Imatra travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
night
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): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas & Wellness
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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