9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Amsterdam

2
days
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 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Taiga Colors and then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Porvoo Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
day
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 27th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
day
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

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Drive from Imatra to Joensuu in 3 hours. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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1
day
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
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Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Tankavaara with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Joensuu in August; daily highs in Tankavaara reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tankavaara

#Museums
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 31st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

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Drive from Tankavaara to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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