11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 29th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour 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 London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koli National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kouvola are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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."