8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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. 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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, 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

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 ©
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 Pielinen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Rasavaara Observation tower. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

Plan trip to Koli National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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, then trek along Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, 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 take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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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.
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.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

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

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