9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
— 1 night
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— 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park holiday maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:


— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:


— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online visit planner.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."