8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ruka and then identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel itinerary planner .

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

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Pielinen and Ukko-Koli Hill. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. 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

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Imatra itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit site .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church

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