13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly + Bus:  17 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Enontekio
— 3 nights
Travel:  19 h
End: Doha

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
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.
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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.
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Enontekio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Hetta Huskies has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and then get a dose of the wild on Hetta Huskies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then make a trip to Pyhakero.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Enontekio online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Enontekio takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Enontekio hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Enontekio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Hetta Huskies ©
Hetta Huskies
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

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