8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Milan



— 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 Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker tool.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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."