11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

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 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Rock Church, then pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pielinen and Ukko-Koli Hill.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Ruka and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip maker app .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Vepsa Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kurjenrahka National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, you will find days in Turku are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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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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