29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Hiidenvuori and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth & Riverside Park).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Kouvola to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thenget outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thenstroll through Malonsaari, and finally stroll through Lempukka Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra online holiday planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Imatra, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. Visiting Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wilds Piira.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuhmo day trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuhmo by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Karhunkierros and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's more to do: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Drive from Kuhmo to Kuusamo in 4 hours. June in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Lake Inari and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Pakasaivo. Escape the urban bustle at Keimiotunturi Fell and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Levi sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Muonio, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo National Park and Turku Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Gunnarstrand about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island journey planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
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 Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Escape the urban bustle at Paavolan Tammi and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raseborg, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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