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
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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): stroll through Ruka and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Kuusamo at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish 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

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night
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.
On the 14th (Wed), trek along Ukko-Koli Hill and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, thentrek along Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Kids will enjoy Hakaniemi Market and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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