8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights



— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Central Railway Station. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Toulouse, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Toulouse - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 19th (Tue): get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. April in Vaasa sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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."