13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

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Sydney, Australia to Kouvola is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kouvola is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kouvola when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

3
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning tool .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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