9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pori trip maker tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oulu using our trip planner.

You can fly from Pori to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 31st (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Rukatunturi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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 1st (Wed): trek along Paha-Koli Hill and then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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."