15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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 2nd (Sun): go for a walk through Linden Esplanade and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planning site.

Portland, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In September, Kotka is little chillier than Portland - with highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Lehman ©
Lehman

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and finally trek along Malonsaari.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Imatra route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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Koli National Park

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 5th (Wed): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo day trip app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

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

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. September in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, have fun at Adventure Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Kimito Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in September: highs in Kimito Island hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Oro ©
Oro
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taiga Colors. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our 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 September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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