12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris CDG

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Paateri, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Koli National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

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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, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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."