7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 18th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) 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
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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