8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Airport Station, Fly to Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Fort Myers

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Helsinki

— 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.
Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route site.

Fort Myers, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Myers to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Fort Myers in March, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koli National Park: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In April in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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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."