8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Go for a jaunt from Kouvola to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and stroll through Arboretum Mustila.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola road trip planning website.

Toulouse, France to Kouvola is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Toulouse to Kouvola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toulouse in July, things will get a bit cooler in Kouvola: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary builder app.

Fly from Kouvola to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Dive Finland Oy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip tool.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

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."