10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

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
— 2 nights
Drive
3
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then make a trip to Paateri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and finally explore the activities along Pielinen.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for slightly colder days in Koli National Park, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then 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 traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 30°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."