13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 3 nights
2
Joensuu
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiidenvuori and Arboretum Mustila. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kouvola: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, thenget interesting insight from Treetop Adventure Park, thenstroll through Honkaniemi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu route planning website.

You can drive from Kouvola to Joensuu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy ©
Kauppakeskus Iso Myy

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

Drive from Joensuu to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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nights
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kittila travel route planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Kittila by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Seven Fells Up
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

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nights
Inari

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 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum