8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

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 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°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 · Outdoors · Beaches
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1
night
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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then stroll 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 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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2
nights
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, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then take 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 24°C, and evening lows to 13°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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2
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Helsinki

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause 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 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."