12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 day
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly

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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. On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lehman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

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night
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 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Imatra, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 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 · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

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night
Kuopio

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

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. 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
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in June, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

Plan trip to Inari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.
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Highlights from your trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Fun & Games
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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."