8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
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, then tour 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 16-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 · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Imatra

— 1 night
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, then trek 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

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Kids will enjoy Hakaniemi Market and Korkeasaaren Elaintarha. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site.

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 fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."