12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
— 2 nights
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
— 5 nights



— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Wichita, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. While traveling from Wichita, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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— 5 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."