8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Tallinn

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola vacation app .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Santalahti Nature Trail
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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