10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h
End: Glasgow, Scotland

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 29th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip maker website .

Glasgow, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Glasgow to Kouvola. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Escape the urban bustle at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lieksa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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