10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Islamabad International Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June, Helsinki is colder than Islamabad - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Kotka

— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then stroll around Sibelius Park, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

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."