12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary maker app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 59.5-hour car ride. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 15th (Wed), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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 · Outdoors
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Imatra

— 1 night
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 architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary maker site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then walk around Sibelius Monument, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool.

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."