8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 9th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip builder app.

Findon, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Findon to Kouvola. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at Koli Relax Spa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 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 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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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."