12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 1 day
+2
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
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Safari
Safaris
4.4

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pielinen, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then make a trip to Paateri, and finally hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Turku takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Siltakyla to see Valkmusa National Park about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Valkmusa National Park ©
National Park
Valkmusa National Park
4.7

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