10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Vienna

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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 25th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in August, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pori road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pori to Sotkamo by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo route builder .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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night
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 1st (Sat), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Imatra visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra takes 5 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 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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