11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 24th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island holiday builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kimito Island is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Kimito Island are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, look for all kinds of wild species at Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Karhunkierros, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
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 31st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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