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
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, 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 24th (Wed): get outside with Karhunkierros and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 13-hour flight. In July, Kuusamo is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

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 26th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Imatra to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), get interesting insight from Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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