10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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

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Helsinki

— 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in May, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (60°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

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: explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park vacation maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Kotka

— 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): walk around Palotorninvuori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally walk around Katariina Seaside Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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."