11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Exeter

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Helsinki

— 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: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey app.

Exeter, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kouvola road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Koli National Park in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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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 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."