8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa visit planner.

London, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Vaasa to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Paateri in Lieksa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Joensuu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paateri
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. When traveling from Joensuu in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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