8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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): admire the striking features of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ostrava in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°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 ©

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Pori in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kouvola online route maker .

You can drive from Pori to Kouvola in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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