33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Karachi

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.
Get outdoors at Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get your game on at True VR, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planning site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Karachi in August, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. 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 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Gunnarstrand). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pori itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Inari and Inari Reindeerfarm.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Pori to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September, Inari is little chillier than Pori - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get in touch with nature at Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kolovesi National Park and Hiukka.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielinen and Paha-Koli Hill.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park travel site .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, trek along Malonsaari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra day trip site .

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Saimaa Canal
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, & more). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola online road trip planner .

Take a train from Imatra to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Stromforsin ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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