9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ostrava

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Helsinki — 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ostrava to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ostrava in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.
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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 20th (Sat), trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kouvola.
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Kouvola — 2 nights

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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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