10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola sightseeing planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kouvola: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Honkaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Joensuu with an excursion to Linnansaari National Park in Rantasalmi--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolvananuuro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Joensuu takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joensuu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Linnansaari National Park
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Kittila by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. August in Kittila sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Levi
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Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors
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Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Ullanlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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