6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Oslo



— 2 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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Helsinki. Traveling from Oslo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Helsinki, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) 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 17 — 19:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

Plan a Koli National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:


— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 21st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."