12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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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. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Pielinen, &more), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). The adventure continues: make a trip to Paateri, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa day trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Helsinki. When traveling from Lieksa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."