8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

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Kotka

— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 24th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, stroll around Isopuisto Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then walk around Riverside Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kotka. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Helsinki

— 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.
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, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Finland travel guide

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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."