8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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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
— 3 nights



— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 17th (Sat), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade and then admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Kouvola is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Krakow in October: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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: explore the activities along Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, look for all kinds of wild species at Matkailutila Paimentupa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel route builder tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip


— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. While traveling from Koli National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Finland travel guide

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 regionĀ 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."