9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
— 1 night
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
— 4 nights



— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kouvola driving holiday planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the activities along Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

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You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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— 4 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.
Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."