7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to London



— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Central Railway Station. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the engaging exhibits at Leikki – the Museum of Play, make a trip to Senate Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: highs in Koli National Park hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."