10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  5​h
1
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Levi
— 1 night
8
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Riga

few
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Riga, Latvia to Turku is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riga in July, Turku is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to 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.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and finally experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari tour itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take a memorable tour with Tours, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Pien.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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