8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
5
Kouvola
— 1 night

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Paavolan Tammi in Lohjan Island, approximately Lohjan Island away. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Alicante, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Alicante in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder app.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 7th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park holiday builder app.

You can drive from Oulu to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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