10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Vantaa Art Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 61°F and lows reach 45°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 Akka-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 Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, 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 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 56°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 Nature Outdoors
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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, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, 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 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature 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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