8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then get in on the excitement at Tykkimaen Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planning app.

Bologna, Italy to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bologna in October: highs in Kouvola hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails
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Koli National Park

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 16th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and then take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Koli National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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."