10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  18​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Puumala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Islamabad

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Islamabad in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puumala road trip planning tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Puumala in 4 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puumala, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church, Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, & more).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Puumala to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Koli National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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