10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Helsinki
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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
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport

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Helsinki

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 striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey maker.

Leipzig, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leipzig in May: highs in Helsinki hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kotka

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. On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then walk around Riverside Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then stop by Linden Esplanade, and then admire the natural beauty at Palotorninvuori Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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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."