12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Lagos

2
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.
Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lagos in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect nights in Koli National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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