8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Duluth

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker app.

Duluth, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Duluth in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Helsinki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Pori tour planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Pori to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 19th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip maker app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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."