9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— Few hours
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 day
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Kotka

Kotka ©
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. On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka attractions planner.

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In April, Kotka is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Koli National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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