11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
3
Kouvola
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Miami

1
night
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 28th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Miami, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Miami to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 30th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Kouvola in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, Kouvola is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Riverside Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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