10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kouvola

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, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, thenstroll 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 11-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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, thentake 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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenstep 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 take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Salpa Line Museum
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Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
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.
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, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, thenhike 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, thendon'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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
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.
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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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