8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport



— 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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, make a trip to Paateri, then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and finally examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park route builder.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for slightly colder days in Koli National Park, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports
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— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip builder tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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."