8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pori online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 15th (Thu), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and finally grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Oulu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."