8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Moscow
Drive:  11​h 30​min
Imatra
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Moscow

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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 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

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Moscow, Russia to Imatra is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Moscow to Imatra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then take a memorable tour with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm
Siida ©
Siida

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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 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then 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 a memorable tour with Tours.

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

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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