11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Amritsar
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Amritsar

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day
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.
On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder tool.

Amritsar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Amritsar in August, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo vacation planner.

Fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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 19th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kimito Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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