9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 2 nights

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Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Valkeisenlampi and Orinoro Gorge. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kuopio. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Thu), hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery and then trek along Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joensuu road trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Finland travel guide

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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."