7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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


Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Paha-Koli Hill and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill. On your second day here, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park day trip site.

Barcelona, Spain to Koli National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Koli National Park. In August, Koli National Park is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums
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— 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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."