11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
7
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vienna

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Wed), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky. On the next day, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuusamo online visit planner.

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Sotkamo

— 1 night
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Imatra

— 1 night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Imatra tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Kotka

— 1 day
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll around Riverside Park, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lehman, and finally admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip site.

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."