9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 24th (Wed), hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

Plan trip to Koli National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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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 26th (Fri): stroll through Teijo national park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Turku takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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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