10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and finally stroll around Isopuisto Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and then trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park vacation website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Koli National Park by car takes about 4 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."