8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Novosibirsk

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Helsinki

— 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Novosibirsk, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Novosibirsk in April, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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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."