7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12​h
Turku
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— Few hours
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
Imatra
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing app .

Doha, Qatar to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in August, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

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Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Imatra.

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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, stroll through Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Imatra by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Imatra to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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