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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  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. On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Ruka and then hike along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online sightseeing planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Kuusamo to be colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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night
Koli National Park

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

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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): hike along Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Imatra sightseeing planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Paavolan Tammi. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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