9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin

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Helsinki

— 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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 3rd (Tue): hike along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and finally soothe aching muscles at Tykkimaen Sauna.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Fri), stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori online journey planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Pori in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then stop by Tea Shop Veistrom, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."