10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Koli National Park are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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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."