15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
5
Pori
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Florence

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary maker website .

Florence, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Kouvola. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in September, with highs in Kouvola at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Imatra itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Kouvola to Imatra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip maker .

Getting from Imatra to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in September, things will get little chillier in Kuusamo: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Siida, admire all the interesting features of Inari Reindeerfarm, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari attractions planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Inari to Pori in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Pori hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Pori to Kimito Island with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve

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