8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Portland

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola travel itinerary planner .

Portland, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Portland in June, things will get little chillier in Kouvola: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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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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