8 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Manchester

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Koli National Park are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then relax and rejuvenate at Tykkimaen Sauna.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In September in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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