10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 night

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Helsinki is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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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 ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Terranova, thenget outside with Setterbergin Puisto, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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