11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rock Church, stroll through Sibelius Monument, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Amritsar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Amritsar to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in August, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 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
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island vacation maker website .

Getting from Imatra to Kimito Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, 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) early enough 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 Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor

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