8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Beach Mansikkalahti. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Linden Esplanade. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Hamina Town Hall (in Hamina) and Riverside Park (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online tour planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Kouvola. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect Kouvola to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Town Hall, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, stroll through Malonsaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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Getting from Kouvola to Imatra by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, then get your game on at True VR, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games
True VR ©
True VR

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