8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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



— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola planner.

Findon, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Findon to Kouvola. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife
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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.
On the 18th (Sun), trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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— 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.
Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planning site.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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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."