8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Airport Station, Fly to Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Southwest Florida International Airport



— 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.
Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Fort Myers, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Myers in July, with highs in Helsinki at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

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 9th (Fri): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park online route maker.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:


— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola day trip planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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."