8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa holiday maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) 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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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, thentrek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pielinen, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and then trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary planning website.

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

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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