14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  13​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island tour planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, expect Kimito Island to be colder, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally head off the coast to Malonsaari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Imatra itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 20th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 22nd (Thu), get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sotkamo trip builder site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip maker tool .

Fly from Kuusamo to Pori in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
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 27th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then stroll through Sibelius Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing app .

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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