11 days in Helsinki & Koli National Park Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Koli National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Koli National Park Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, cruise along King's Road, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. 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, Arboretum Mustila, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for little chillier 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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