11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip planner.

Oulu to Koli National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo and then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiidenvuori, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kouvola are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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4
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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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Old Customs House, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vaasa journey tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

1
night
Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online road trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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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."