8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Drive
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Porvoo
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Imatra
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, Drive to Ahtari
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Ahtari
— 2 nights
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Hollola
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip planner.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Imatra.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Imatra trip maker tool.

Getting from Porvoo to Imatra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature
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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 18th (Tue): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Karhunkierros, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Ahtari

— 2 nights
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ahtari Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ahtari trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Ahtari. In August in Ahtari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hollola.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Hollola

Hollola is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 24th (Mon), savor a hot drink at Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hollola online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ahtari to Hollola takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hollola are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hollola

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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."