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 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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 15th (Thu): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip site .

You can drive from Imatra to Kimito Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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