8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Imatra
— 2 nights
2
Koli
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Muonio
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
6
Ahtari
— 1 night

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.
Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Imatra day trip planning website.

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Olavinlinna Castle
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

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Koli

Koli ©
On the 20th (Thu), get curious at Tulikiven Kivikyla, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli trip builder app.

Drive from Imatra to Koli in 3.5 hours. In August in Koli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tulikiven Kivikyla
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Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenget outside with Karhunkierros, thenwander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Koli to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Museums
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio road trip planning site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Muonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Muonio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Muonio to Vaasa with the Route module. Traveling from Muonio in August, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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night
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ahtari online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Ahtari takes 2.5 hours. In August in Ahtari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahtari

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

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