8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Copenhagen

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pori travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa sightseeing planner.

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Step out of Joensuu with an excursion to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto in Lieksa--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip maker tool .

Drive from Vaasa to Joensuu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Joensuu to Kouvola by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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