7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner
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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then stroll through Hiidenvuori, and then get to know the resident critters at Heinolan Lintutarha.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip builder site.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Koli National Park.
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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 20th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park holiday site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vaasa.
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Vaasa — 1 night

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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