9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Abo Akademi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Turku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Turku due to the time zone difference. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner .

Drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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