8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Imatra itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 6th (Sun), trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Koli National Park takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery 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, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online holiday planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

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