23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inari
— 2 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 13 nights
5
Kotka
— 3 nights

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Wed), head outdoors with Karhunkierros, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park attractions planning app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

13
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy), Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen) and Hanko (Hanko Water Tower, Tulliniemi Nature Path, &more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Espoo, Pernio, Inkoo, Tammela
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Bunker Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Main Building of Military School.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Repovesi National Park, Loviisan kirkko
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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