9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archipelago National Park. On the 30th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island online route planner.

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
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.
You've now added Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Repovesi National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola.

Before you visit Kouvola, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Urho Kekkonen National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenfly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kouvola in August, things will get slightly colder in Saariselka: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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