14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online visit planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler 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 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Karhunkierros, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, and explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo attractions website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, don't miss a visit to Paateri, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."