8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Islamabad International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online route builder.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Islamabad in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, stroll through Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, then delve into the mystery of Uhrihalkeama, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder.

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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."