8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 day
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Pohtiolampi, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation builder app.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pohtiolampi ©
Pohtiolampi

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, thenhike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, thenstroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, thenget engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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nights
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 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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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