12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in August; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife
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Oro ©
Oro

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour builder .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 15th (Wed), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip builder site .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen. Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park route maker app .

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Imatra using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder website .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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