11 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 4 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: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26: