10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Kotka
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Shanghai, China to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Shanghai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park journey maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Riverside Park, explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and make a trip to Hamina Town Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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