12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Koli National Park

— 5 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."