11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

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Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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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 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Take a break from the city and head to Hiidenvuori and Santalahti Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip website.

You can take a train from Imatra to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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