8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Linton

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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.
Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

Linton, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Linton to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Makravaara Hill, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola vacation app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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."