9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Newark

2
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 some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning site.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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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 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Turku. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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