15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori trip website.

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Imatra day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Get outdoors at Herajarvi Hiking Trail and Akka-Koli Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Karhunkierros and Kiutakongas Rapids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of Helsinki to go to Lohja and see Aurlahti Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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."