10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
— 2 nights
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
— 4 nights



— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka journey planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Kotka is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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— 4 nights

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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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."