11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

2
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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.
On the 7th (Wed), hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall, then make a trip to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then stroll around Riverside Park, and then admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planning app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

1
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."