11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Lieksa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Arctic Emotions Oy and Safaris. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around -1°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
day
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then look for all kinds of wild species at Era Eero.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Era Eero ©
Era Eero

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 15th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Utti Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lieksa to Kouvola in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Woikosken Automuseo
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Kouvola to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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