7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
— 2 nights
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
— 2 nights



— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila, see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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Lyon, France to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lyon to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Kouvola is little chillier than Lyon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Pielinen, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

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Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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."