10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
5
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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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 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kouvola to Imatra by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

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Getting from Imatra to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Imatra in June, with highs in Kuusamo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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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. On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planning tool .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Inari to Pori in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

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

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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 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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