6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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