9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Brize Norton, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Brize Norton in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paateri, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."