12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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