10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
5
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Zurich

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island online trip maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kimito Island is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Kimito Island. In August, Kimito Island is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (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 admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pori tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Pori takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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nights
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 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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