11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Rovaniemi is much colder than Rome - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip builder app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Sibelius Park, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

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You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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