8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 1 night

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 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, then test the waters at Tullin Sauna, and finally stop by Tea Shop Veistrom.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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 27th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then hike along Makravaara Hill.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park itinerary maker site.

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can 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 · Military Museums
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."