11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Vienna

2
nights
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 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 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. 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 Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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, thenhike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life 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 take a train; or fly. 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 travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Wed), stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky. On the next day, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, thensee the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

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

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
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 Beaches Parks
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

2
nights
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.
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, thentrek 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 Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

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.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, thenstroll through Lempukka Beach, thenstep 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 Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

1
day
Kotka

Kotka ©
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, thenkick back and relax at Lehman, and finally head off the coast to 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 Beaches
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Lehman ©
Lehman
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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