8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kyiv (Kiev)

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder website.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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 2nd (Wed): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally walk around Sibelius Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotka travel planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

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."