10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online trip maker.

Mumbai, India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in October, things will get cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 (Sat), catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Pielinen, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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."