8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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



— 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, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kauhava.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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— 2 nights
Kauhava is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region, northwest of Helsinki and by the main railway from Helsinki to Oulu. On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, get in on the family fun at Powerpark, and then get outside with Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kauhava travel route website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kauhava by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Kauhava

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kauhava to Turku in 4.5 hours. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · 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."