11 days in Helsinki & Koli National Park Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Koli National Park Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

7
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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti for some beach relaxation. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 22:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, thenlook for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, thenhike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Ukko-Koli. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and then examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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