13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stromforsin Ruukki and Arboretum Mustila. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Santalahti Nature Trail). 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 24°C by day to 13°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 · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Joensuu

— 1 night
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, then get interesting insight from Treetop Adventure Park, then stroll 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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°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 · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Kittila

— 2 nights
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 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Inari

— 2 nights
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, then see 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 flight from Kittila to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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.
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, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then pause 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, then step 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 3 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 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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."