11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
— 4 nights
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
— 4 nights



— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, stroll around Palotorninvuori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall, make a trip to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:


— 4 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."