8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to London



— 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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."