8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Koli
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Ahtari
— 1 night
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Imatra

— 2 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.
Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Imatra day trip planning website.

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Koli

— 1 night
On the 20th (Thu), get curious at Tulikiven Kivikyla, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli trip builder app.

Drive from Imatra to Koli in 3.5 hours. In August in Koli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get outside with Karhunkierros, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Koli to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Museums

Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Muonio in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August in Muonio, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Muonio to Vaasa with the Route module. Traveling from Muonio in August, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ahtari

— 1 night
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ahtari online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Ahtari takes 2.5 hours. In August in Ahtari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahtari

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."