8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 9th (Mon): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 12th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola day trip tool.

You can fly from Vaasa to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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."