8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio travel planning tool.

New York City, USA to Kuopio is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Kuopio. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Kuopio reach 43°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Pielinen, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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."