9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Amsterdam

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island travel route builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kimito Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Kimito Island. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, Kimito Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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Oro ©
Oro

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Wed), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Imatra.

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1
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Malonsaari, then trek along Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip builder .

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
days
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola day trip planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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