11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kouvola are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Koli National Park

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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stroll through Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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."