8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pielinen, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then trek along Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra online tour planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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1
night
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
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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."