9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Kotka
— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation builder website.

Porto, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Porto to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Wed), stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and walk around Riverside Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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