7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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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 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Makravaara Hill, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 24th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, and then explore the galleries of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kouvola holiday builder app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."