11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Imatra
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku route planning tool.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Turku at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in September, plan for little chillier days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 21st (Fri), get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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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 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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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 25th (Tue): head off the coast to Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 26th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey site.

Drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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