11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
2
Imatra
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island road trip planning app.

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra travel route planning website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park travel planner.

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip maker website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
nights
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 31st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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