8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kouvola is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Kouvola. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Kouvola at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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 · 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."