8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Train to Brussels, Fly to Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels, Train to Lille



— 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

Lille, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lille to Helsinki is 1 hour. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:


— 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 (Mon), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Tampere by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."