11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Islamabad

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in June, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Prisma.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra route maker app.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Prisma
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo
Prisma ©
Prisma

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night
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 6th (Sat): trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel planning tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

Make your Sotkamo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Vaasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tammelantori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker site.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas

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