9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  23 h
1
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Dammam

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari route tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Inari is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Inari is much colder than Dammam - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip tool.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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 21st (Tue): head off the coast to Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, get interesting insight from Tours, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally visit Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Adventure
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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