8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ostrava
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
3
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Ostrava

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ostrava in July, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thentrek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Pori takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hiidenvuori.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Kouvola takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Linden Esplanade, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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