12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Helsinki
— Few hours
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
day
Kotka

Kotka
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lehman, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip planning app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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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 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then stroll through Malonsaari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Imatra

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

Getting from Imatra to Kuopio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo planning site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Koli National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku journey builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Inari in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

few
hours
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.
On the 17th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games

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