8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 1 night

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Guide-Matti. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen in Raseborg--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Guide-Matti, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Sat), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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nights
Koli National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Uhrihalkeama, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Vaasa to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. September in Kouvola sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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