12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around Observatory Hill Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker.

Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lagos in April, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: highs in Koli National Park hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish 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): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours 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): explore the landscape on two wheels 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, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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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