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
— 5 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to London

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 5 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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."