11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari online road trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Inari reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, stroll through Malonsaari, 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 maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Imatra driving holiday 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. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

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

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Santalahti Nature Trail). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip planning tool .

Getting from Imatra to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough 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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