8 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Billings Logan 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Billings, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Billings to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Billings in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, make a trip to Paateri, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:


— 1 night
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna online itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Hameenlinna with the Route module. In May in Hameenlinna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
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