8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Ahtari
Drive to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
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Imatra
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Ahtari

Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ahtari trip tool.

Helsinki to Ahtari is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ahtari, with lows of 10°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ahtari to Rovaniemi. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then get outside with Karhunkierros, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Imatra

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Johanna Oras Art Gallery (in Punkaharju), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Olavinlinna Castle, &more) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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Getting from Koli National Park to Imatra by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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Drive from Imatra to Porvoo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.