9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Belgrade

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.
Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary app .

Belgrade, Serbia to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Pielinen, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then make a trip to Paateri.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get your game on at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Turku in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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