10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Visit Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Vantaa Art Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stroll through Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. In September, Helsinki is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Terranova, then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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