8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then stop by Marttiini Senaatintori, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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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 29th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In May in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Tue), learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online vacation builder.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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."