15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Imatra
— 1 night
6
Pori
— 1 day
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Auttikongas and Santa Claus Office. The adventure continues: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, identify plant and animal life at Feelapland, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rovaniemi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, thentrek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenhead outdoors with Karhunkierros, thenstop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sotkamo travel planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, thenhike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

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.
On the 13th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, thentrek along Malonsaari, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. August in Imatra sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Imatra to Pori by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

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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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

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Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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