11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Rabat

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Helsinki

— 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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route app.

Rabat, Morocco to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rabat to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rabat in June: highs in Helsinki hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Kotka

— 3 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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the next day, stroll through Riverside Park and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."