10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

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
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Kimito Island is a bit cooler 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

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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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 5th (Sun): trek along Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Imatra trip planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Imatra by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel route builder .

Getting from Imatra to Koli National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can 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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Wed), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary site .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Pori by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

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You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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