9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels



— 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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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 22nd (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:


— 3 nights
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. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, and contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kotka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."