12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Seattle

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip maker site.

Seattle, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Kuusamo at 59°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection 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 where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inari attractions planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Inari are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

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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day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

Plan a Kimito Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Inari to Kimito Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Kimito Island are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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day
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 7th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, thenhike along Hiidenvuori, and then stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kouvola travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
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 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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